a devious route

Eric001

Senior Member
Chinese-Beijing
Hello, everyone
Can I use "devious" to describe a route that is not the nearest way like in "you got here in a devious route and that is why it took you so long."?

Thank you.
 
  • armour65

    Senior Member
    United States English
    According to my thesaurus, it is correct.

    According to my knowledge of spoken English, it is not used in this sense! Some alternatives might be "long-drawn-out", "indirect", or also "roundabout".
     
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