Definition of roundabout adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

roundabout

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adjective
NAmE//ˈraʊndəˌbaʊt//
 
[usually before noun]
 
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not done or said using the shortest, simplest, or most direct way possible It was a difficult and roundabout trip. He told us, in a very roundabout way, that he was thinking of leaving.

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