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roundabout

 
Adjective roundabout has 2 senses
  1. circuitous, roundabout - 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"
    Antonym: direct (indirect, via indirect)
  2. devious, circuitous, roundabout - 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"
    Antonym: direct (indirect, via indirect)
Noun roundabout has 2 senses
  1. traffic circle, circle, rotary, roundabout - a road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island; "the accident blocked all traffic at the rotary"
    --1 is a kind of junction
    --1 is a part of road, route
  2. carousel, carrousel, merry-go-round, roundabout, whirligig - large mechanical apparatus with seats for children to ride on
    --2 is a kind of ride
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