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Adjective: circuitous  sur'kyoo-i-tus
  1. Marked by obliqueness or indirection in speech or conduct
    "the explanation was circuitous and puzzling";
    - roundabout
  2. Deviating from a straight course
    "a long and circuitous journey by train and boat";
    - devious, roundabout

See also: indirect

Encyclopedia: Circuitous