Word of the Day: Circuitous


cir-cu-i-tous / sər-kyo͞o-ĭ-təs


1. roundabout, indirect, meandering

It is often better to go by a circuitous than by a direct path.

Latin Proverb

2. allusive, evasive, ambiguous or complex, as in language or action

Involved sentences, crooked, circuitous, and parenthetical, no matter how musically they may be balanced, are prejudicial to a facile understanding of the truth.

Henry Ward Beecher, 1813 – 1887