Noun(1) a road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island(2) a large, rotating machine with seats for children to ride or amusement
Adjective(1) marked by obliqueness or indirection in speech or conduct(2) deviating from a straight course
(1) However, privileged access to positive externalities is merely a roundabout way of saying that opportunities are unequal.(2) It was a roundabout apology but I took what I could.(3) In fact, James's essay on habit may be read as a roundabout critique of late nineteenth-century aestheticism, a movement closely related to a modernism of heightened sensory experience.(4) Anna checked out the window again just to make sure that they weren't taking some really roundabout route to the school.(5) That's what I've been trying to get to in my roundabout way.(6) Wendy spent the next few minutes explaining what went on over the weekend in roundabout and, shall we say, not totally accurate terms.(7) They'd never actually done any of the sorts of things suggested in the letter, although she had brought the subject up, in a roundabout way.(8) She was having such fun, so much that she all but forgot that Terel was following her on her roundabout joyride against the wind.(9) I trudged down a roundabout route to the hut, my head down, a desperate desire to cry in my eyes.(10) My chief of staff selected this roundabout route to throw the news media off our trail.(11) A casual roundabout answer came from the balding man.(12) Anyway, this is just a roundabout way of saying that, while I'm personally delighted to be here, I also appreciate the larger gesture that the invitation represents.(13) Letters from relatives on the Continent became a rarity; those that did reach British shores had usually travelled a roundabout route via neutral nations.(14) She shook her head angrily but followed a roundabout route to Raban's shop.(15) That famous voice is never more honeyed than when it's saying - in a courteous, roundabout way - ├ö├ç├┐No.├ö├ç├û(16) It slowly dawned on me that this was what he was trying to determine, in his roundabout way: whether I liked the boy-leader or not.
(1) round about :: nxazonke
1. circuitous ::
2. indirect ::
3. devious ::
4. whirligig ::
5. circle ::
1. direct ::
2. straight ::
3. straightforward ::
Different Formsroundabout, roundabouts
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