O-shaped, aberrant, aberrative, aimless, ambagious, backhand, backhanded, by the way, circuitous, circular, deflectional, departing, desultory, deviant, deviating, deviative, deviatory, devious, digressive, discursive, divagational, divergent, episodic, errant, erratic, helical, indirect, labyrinthine, left-handed, loose, maundering, mazy, meandering, oblique, orbital, out-of-the-way, planetary, rambling, rotary, round, roundabout, roving, serpentine, shifting, side, sidelong, sinister, sinistral, snaky, spiral, stray, swerving, turning, twisting, undirected, vagrant, veering, wandering, winding, zigzag
diffuseness, amplification, dilating, verbosity, verbiage, cloud of words, copia verborum, flow of words, looseness, Polylogy, tautology, battology, perissology, pleonasm, exuberance, redundancy, thrice-told tale, prolixity, circumlocution, ambages, periphrase, periphrasis, roundabout phrases, episode, expletive, pennya-lining, richness, diffuse, profuse, wordy, verbose, largiloquent, copious, exuberant, pleonastic, lengthy, longsome, long-winded, longspun, long drawn out, spun out, protracted, prolix, prosing, maundering, circumlocutory, periphrastic, ambagious, roundabout, digressive, discursive, excursive
, loose, rambling episodic, flatulent, frothy, diffusely, at large, in extenso, about it and about it.
deviation, swerving, obliquation, warp, refraction, flection, flexion, sweep, deflection, deflexure, declination, diversion, digression, depart from, aberration, divergence, zigzag, detour, divagation, wandering, vagrancy, evagation, bypaths and crooked ways, byroad, sidling, knight's move at chess, deviating, aberrant, errant, excursive
, discursive, devious, desultory, loose, rambling, stray, erratic, vagrant, undirected, circuitous, indirect, zigzag, crab-like, astray from, round about, wide of the mark, to the right about, all manner of ways, circuitously, obliquely, sideling, like the move of the knight on a chessboard.