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Adjectives (5)

roundabout, circuitous, devious
adj. deviating from a straight course; "a scenic but devious route"; "a long and circuitous journey by train and boat"; "a roundabout route avoided rush-hour traffic"
roundabout, circuitous
adj. marked by obliqueness or indirection in speech or conduct; "the explanation was circuitous and puzzling"; "a roundabout paragraph"; "hear in a roundabout way that her ex-husband was marrying her best friend"

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long-winded, wordy, windy, verbose, tedious
adj. using or containing too many words; "long-winded (or windy) speakers"; "verbose and ineffective instructional methods"; "newspapers of the day printed long wordy editorials"; "proceedings were delayed by wordy disputes"
tortuous
adj. not straightforward; "his tortuous reasoning"
rambling, excursive, discursive, digressive
adj. (of e.g. speech and writing) tending to depart from the main point or cover a wide range of subjects; "amusingly digressive with satirical thrusts at women's fashions among other things"; "a rambling discursive book"; "his excursive remarks"; "a rambling speech about this and that"
circular, round
adj. having a circular shape
intricate
adj. having many complexly arranged elements; elaborate; "intricate lacework"
mazy, labyrinthian, labyrinthine
adj. resembling a labyrinth in form or complexity; "a labyrinthine network of tortuous footpaths"
voluminous, winding, twisty, twisting, tortuous
adj. marked by repeated turns and bends; "a tortuous road up the mountain"; "winding roads are full of surprises"; "had to steer the car down a twisty track"

Synonyms (19)

sidelong
adj. inclining or directed to one side; "moved downward in a sidelong way" - Bram Stoker
crabwise, sideways
adj. (of movement) at an angle
diversionary
adj. (of tactics e.g.) likely or designed to confuse or deceive
wandering, meandering, winding, rambling
adj. of a path e.g.; "meandering streams"; "rambling forest paths"; "the river followed its wandering course"; "a winding country road"
allusive
adj. characterized by indirect references; "allusive speech is characterized by allusions"
backhanded
adj. roundabout or ambiguous; "attacks from that source amounted to a backhanded compliment to his integrity"; "a backhanded and dishonest way of reaching his goal"
tortuous
adj. not straightforward; "his tortuous reasoning"
rambling, excursive, discursive, digressive
adj. (of e.g. speech and writing) tending to depart from the main point or cover a wide range of subjects; "amusingly digressive with satirical thrusts at women's fashions among other things"; "a rambling discursive book"; "his excursive remarks"; "a rambling speech about this and that"
evasive
adj. avoiding the issue; not straightforward: "an evasive statement"
thirdhand
adj. derived from what is primary or original by two intermediate steps; "a thirdhand report"
mealy-mouthed, mealymouthed
adj. hesitant to state facts or opinions simply and directly as from e.g. timidity or hypocrisy; "a mealymouthed politician"

Antonyms (2)

direct
adj. moving from west to east on the celestial sphere; or--for planets--around the sun in the same direction as the Earth
direct
adj. lacking compromising or mitigating elements; exact; "the direct opposite"

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