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1. detour

noun. ['dɪˈtʊr, ˈdiːtʊr'] a roundabout road (especially one that is used temporarily while a main route is blocked).

Synonyms

  • road
  • route

Antonyms

  • sadist
  • masochist
  • conform

Etymology

  • détour (French)
  • destour (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Detour

  • artur

How do you pronounce detour?

Pronounce detour as ˈditʊr.

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Example sentences of the word detour


1. Noun, singular or mass
On the bus heading toward the hotel, take a detour to a supermarket and stock up on food.

Quotes containing the word detour


1. One must find the source within one's own Self, one must possess it. Everything else was seeking -- a detour, an error.
- Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

2. Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.
- Denis Waitley

3. A nation is a detour of nature to arrive at five or six great men- yes, and then to get around them.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

2. detour

verb. ['dɪˈtʊr, ˈdiːtʊr'] travel via a detour.

Synonyms

  • deviate

Antonyms

  • normal

Etymology

  • détour (French)
  • destour (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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