circuitous (adj) – roundabout rather than direct
BREAKDOWN: CIRC- (around) + IT- (go) + -OUS (inclined to)
— a circuit is a complete or circular route or course; the act of completing such a course; a complete path through which an electric current can flow
This word is built on the root CIRC-, which means about, around, or round.
Common CIRC- words include circle, circumference, and circus.
More esoteric CIRC- words include circumlocution, circumnavigate, and circumvolve.