circuitousness
noun see circuitous

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • circuitousness — index indirection (indirect action) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • circuitousness — circuitous ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of a route) longer than the most direct way. DERIVATIVES circuitously adverb circuitousness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • Circuitousness — Circuitous Cir*cu i*tous, a. [LL. circuitosus.] Going round in a circuit; roundabout; indirect; as, a circuitous road; a circuitous manner of accomplishing an end. {Cir*cu i*tous*ly}, adv. {Cir*cu i*tous*ness}, n. Syn: Tortuous; winding; sinuous; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • circuitousness — See circuitously. * * * …   Universalium

  • circuitousness — noun The state of being circuitous …   Wiktionary

  • circuitousness — n. indirectness, quality of being roundabout …   English contemporary dictionary

  • circuitousness — cir·cu·i·tous·ness …   English syllables

  • circuitousness — noun see circuitous …   Useful english dictionary

  • Roundaboutness — Round a*bout ness, n. The quality of being roundabout; circuitousness. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • circuitous — adjective Etymology: perhaps from Medieval Latin circuitosus, from Latin circuitus Date: 1664 1. having a circular or winding course < a circuitous route > 2. not being forthright or direct in language or action < a …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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