Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun roundabout

2 senses of roundabout

Sense 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")
       => junction -- (the place where two or more things come together)

Sense 2
carousel, carrousel, merry-go-round, roundabout, whirligig -- (a large, rotating machine with seats for children to ride or amusement)
       => ride -- (a mechanical device that you ride for amusement or excitement)

Antonyms of adj roundabout

2 senses of roundabout

Sense 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")

INDIRECT (VIA indirect) -> direct -- (straightforward in means or manner or behavior or language or action; "a direct question"; "a direct response"; "a direct approach")

Sense 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")

INDIRECT (VIA indirect) -> direct -- (direct in spatial dimensions; proceeding without deviation or interruption; straight and short; "a direct route"; "a direct flight"; "a direct hit")

Similarity of adj roundabout

2 senses of roundabout

Sense 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")
       => indirect (vs. direct) -- (extended senses; not direct in manner or language or behavior or action; "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")

Sense 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")
       => indirect (vs. direct) -- (not direct in spatial dimension; not leading by a straight line or course to a destination; "sometimes taking an indirect path saves time"; "you must take an indirect course in sailing")

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