Synonyms of roundabout


1. traffic circle, circle, rotary, roundabout, junction

usage: a road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island; "the accident blocked all traffic at the rotary"

2. carousel, carrousel, merry-go-round, roundabout, whirligig, ride

usage: a large, rotating machine with seats for children to ride or amusement


1. circuitous, roundabout, indirect (vs. direct)

usage: 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"

2. devious, circuitous, roundabout, indirect (vs. direct)

usage: 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"

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Definition and meaning of roundabout (Dictionary)