Synonyms for roundabout

Synonyms for (noun) roundabout

Synonyms: carousel, carrousel, merry-go-round, whirligig, roundabout

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

Similar words: ride

Definition: a mechanical device that you ride for amusement or excitement


Synonyms: traffic circle, circle, rotary, roundabout

Definition: a road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island

Usage: the accident blocked all traffic at the rotary

Similar words: junction

Definition: the place where two or more things come together

Synonyms for (adjective) roundabout

Synonyms: roundabout, devious, circuitous

Definition: deviating from a straight course

Usage: a scenic but devious route; a long and circuitous journey by train and boat; a roundabout route avoided rush-hour traffic

Similar words: indirect

Definition: not direct in spatial dimension; not leading by a straight line or course to a destination

Usage: sometimes taking an indirect path saves time; you must take an indirect course in sailing


Synonyms: circuitous, roundabout

Definition: marked by obliqueness or indirection in speech or conduct

Usage: the explanation was circuitous and puzzling; a roundabout paragraph; hear in a roundabout way that her ex-husband was marrying her best friend

Similar words: indirect

Definition: extended senses; not direct in manner or language or behavior or action

Usage: making indirect but legitimate inquiries; an indirect insult; doubtless they had some indirect purpose in mind; though his methods are indirect they are not dishonest; known as a shady indirect fellow