Circumbendibus Cir`cum*bend"i*bus, n. A roundabout or indirect way. [Jocular] --Goldsmith. [1913 Webster]

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  • circumbendibus — 1. adjective /sɝkm̩ˈbɛndɨbəs/ indirect or roundabout “We’re all circumbendibus, / Wherever we may be, / We’re all circumbendibus, / On land or on sea. / Rich or poor or middling, / Wherever we are found, / We’re all circumbendibus, / We’re all… …   Wiktionary

  • circumbendibus — /serr keuhm ben deuh beuhs/, n., pl. circumbendibuses. Informal. a roundabout way; circumlocution. [1675 85; CIRCUM + BEND1 + L ibus abl. pl. ending] * * * …   Universalium

  • circumbendibus — n. roundabout or indirect way …   English contemporary dictionary

  • circumbendibus — cir·cum·bend·i·bus …   English syllables

  • circumbendibus — ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷+ˈbendə̇bəs noun ( es) Etymology: Latin circum round about + English bend + Latin ibus, abl. plural ending more at circum : an indirect or roundabout course especially in writing or speaking : circumlocution …   Useful english dictionary

  • ambages — Synonyms and related words: anfractuosity, bypass, circuit, circuitousness, circumambages, circumbendibus, circumlocution, circumvolution, convolution, crinkle, crinkling, detour, deviation, deviousness, digression, excursion, flexuosity,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • bypass — Synonyms and related words: Autobahn, US highway, alley, alleyway, ambages, arterial, arterial highway, arterial street, artery, autoroute, autostrada, avenue, avoid, back door, back road, back stairs, back street, back way, belt highway,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • circuit — Synonyms and related words: O, air lane, alentours, ambages, ambience, ambit, amplifier circuit, annular muscle, annulus, arena, areola, arsis, association, astable circuit, aureole, back to back switching circuit, bailiwick, beat, booking,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • circumlocution — Synonyms and related words: ambages, anfractuosity, circling, circuition, circuitousness, circuitry, circularity, circulation, circumambages, circumambience, circumambiency, circumambulation, circumbendibus, circumflexion, circummigration,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • crinkle — Synonyms and related words: ambages, anfractuosity, bristle, circuitousness, circumambages, circumbendibus, circumlocution, circumvolution, cocker, cockle, contort, convolution, corkscrew, corrugate, corrugation, crankle, crease, crimp, crimple,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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