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ambages

noun

1 ambages

archaic Roundabout or mysterious ways of action.

Roget 248: winding etc. v.; convolution, involution, circumvolution; wave, undulation, tortuosity, anfractuosity; sinuosity, sinuation; meandering, ... show more

Roget 573: diffuseness etc. adj.; amplification etc. v.; dilating etc. v.; verbosity, verbiage, cloud of words, copia verborum [Lat.]; flow of words ... show more

Roget 629: circuit, roundabout way, digression, detour, circumbendibus, ambages, loop; winding etc. (circuition) 311; zigzag etc. (deviation) ... show more




Moby thesaurus: anfractuosity, bypass, circuit, circuitousness, circumambages, circumbendibus, circumlocution, circumvolution, convolution, crinkle, crinkling, detour, deviation, deviousness, digression, excursion, flexuosity, flexuousness, indirection, intorsion ... show more.

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