What is another word for detour?

573 synonyms found


[ dˈiːtʊ͡ə], [ dˈiːtʊ‍ə], [ d_ˈiː_t_ʊə]

When we think of detours, we often think of frustrating and time-consuming diversions from our intended route. However, there are many other words that can be used to describe this type of redirection. For example, a detour may be referred to as a deviation, a diversion, a reroute, a bypass, an alternate route, a roundabout, or a circuitous path. Each of these synonyms incorporates slightly different connotations, such as the idea of a long or winding route, a temporary change in direction, or a complete shift in course. Regardless of the terminology used, detours are a common part of life and can lead to unexpected adventures along the way.

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What are the opposite words for detour?

Detour, as a noun, means a deviation from the usual or direct course of something. Its antonyms, in this context, are route, directness, and straightness. A route is the proper path to follow to reach a specific destination. Directness refers to a straight and continuous line without any bends or turns. On the other hand, straightness denotes the absence of curves, bends, and deviations in the path or way. These antonyms imply the absence of any twists or turns in the path that can lead to longer travel times or delay. In essence, they are the direct opposite of detour, offering easy and straightforward travel experiences.

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Usage examples for Detour

Then I had to make a long detour to put them off the track if they should try to follow me, and all that took time.
"The Eye of Dread"
Payne Erskine
They reached Cape Sabine after a long run of twenty hours, making a considerable detour to the north.
"My Attainment of the Pole"
Frederick A. Cook
He would make a detour, and come back to main street further on.
"The Man from Jericho"
Edwin Carlile Litsey

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