Circuitous vs Turning - What's the difference?

circuitous | turning | Synonyms |

Circuitous is a synonym of turning.

As an adjective circuitous

is not direct or to the point.

As a noun turning is

(british) a turn or deviation from a straight course.

As a verb turning is





(en adjective)
  • Not direct or to the point.
  • Of a long and winding route.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=8 , passage=I corralled the judge, and we started off across the fields, in no very mild state of fear of that gentleman's wife, whose vigilance was seldom relaxed. And thus we came by a circuitous route to Mohair, the judge occupied by his own guilty thoughts, and I by others not less disturbing.}}


    * (not direct): indirect * (of a winding route): roundabout




    (en noun)
  • (British) A turn or deviation from a straight course.
  • * Take the second turning on the left.
  • (senseid)The shaping of wood or metal on a lathe.
  • The act of turning.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2012-03
  • , author=(Henry Petroski) , title=Opening Doors , volume=100, issue=2, page=112-3 , magazine= citation , passage=A doorknob of whatever roundish shape is effectively a continuum of levers, with the axis of the latching mechanism—known as the spindle—being the fulcrum about which the turning takes place.}}
  • (plural only) Shavings produced by turning something on a lathe.
  • * The turnings get into your trouser turnups!
  • Derived terms

    * turning point


  • * The Earth is turning about its axis as we speak.
  • * He made wooden soldiers by turning them on a hand lathe.
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