Part of speech:
(Informal) Extremely pleasing to the senses; sensuously enjoyable:
Being or taking a roundabout, lengthy course:
Not straightforward; devious; specif., deceitful or tricky
(Slang) Attractive, stylish, etc.; specif., sexually attractive
Working harm in a slow or subtle manner; hence, more dangerous than seems evident
(Archaic) Keen; piercing; sharp
Full of twists, turns, and windings; roundabout; tortuous
Not straightforward; dishonest; swindling
Attractive or pretty in a delicate way; cute
Moving from the proper course or established limits:
Of questionable morality or repute:
Resembling a maze, as in design or complexity; labyrinthine.
Indirect or evasive:
Deviating from what is considered right or good; wrong, improper, etc. or corrupt, wicked, etc.; specif., sexually perverted
Lengthy and digressive:
Characterized by indirectness, evasiveness, or vagueness:
Coiled or twisted; winding
Having, displaying, or suggestive of deceitful character; evasive or untrustworthy.
Wicked, evil, or dishonest, esp. in some dark, mysterious way
Hard to deal with, complicated
(Sports) Executed with the hand brought forward and up from below the level of the shoulder; underarm:
Full of wiles; cunning.
That winds, turns, coils, spirals, etc.
A complicated or involved process.
Sharp divergence from normal behavior
Lack of direction or purpose
A twist, turn, etc.
Having duplicity; deceitful
Having a slippery or smooth quality:
Having no fixed or regular course; wandering:
Having strayed or wandered; lost
Intentionally vague or ambiguous; equivocal:
Tending to deceive; apt to lie or cheat
Characterized by, constituting, or gained by fraud:
Of or constituting a labyrinth
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