Part of speech:
Directed to the side, as a glance
Having the form of a zigzag
Lacking light; dim; dark; murky
Lengthy and digressive:
The definition of long winded is someone who talks on and on, often to the point of becoming boring, or extended talking or stories that are being told.
Of or relating to secondary schools.
Likely to happen as a result or concomitant
(Nautical) Equipped with a motor as well as sails.
Of something that is inferred, rather than plainly expressed.
The definition of oblique is slanted or tilted direction. It also refers to something that is misleading or not straight to the point.
Being of unbroken descent; lineal:
Acting or occurring without the interposition of another agency or object; direct:
Difficult to understand; recondite:
The definition of circumstantial is something that is less important, or something with a full account of details.
Accompanying or existing in a subordinate, corroborative, or indirect relationship
Following as an effect, result, or conclusion; consequent.
The definition of deceitful is someone or something intentionally untruthful or intended to mislead.
Disposed to lie, cheat, defraud, or deceive.
The definition of evasive is someone or something that is tricky or hard to catch.
Being in a middle position.
Tending to mislead; deceptive.
Obtained, derived, or borrowed from another; not original.
Evilly cunning or subtle; treacherous
Able to accomplish what is needed; resourceful.
The definition of something that is subtle is an indirect or very small distinction when comparing two things or ideas.
(Sports) Executed with the hand brought forward and up from below the level of the shoulder; underarm:
Lacking definite shape, form, or character; indistinct:
Suffered, performed, or experienced by one person as a substitute for another; indirect; in surrogate.
An ambiguous word, statement, etc.
The design of or a detailed plan for an electric circuit.
A roundabout, indirect, or lengthy way of expressing something; periphrasis
The quality of being circumstantial
A roundabout way or course, especially a road used temporarily instead of a main route.
An instance of deliberate deceptiveness; double-dealing.
The quality or condition of being sinuous.
The quality or condition of being tortuous; twistedness or crookedness.
The definition of out of the way refers to someplace that is not conveniently located, that is not located near the action or that is off the beaten path.
Not straightforward; devious; specif., deceitful or tricky
(Prosody) Requiring a relatively long time to pronounce
Away from a main road or course; distant or removed.
Turning away from what is right, true, etc.
Forthright and unreserved in expression:
Not altered, embellished, or modified:
The definition of straightforward is honest, direct and to the point.
The definition of disingenuous is insincere, deceptive or misleading.
Given to or marked by deliberate deceptiveness in behavior or speech.
Full of guile; deceitfully or treacherously cunning.
Full of or displaying sexual desire:
The definition of underhanded is sneaky or deceitful.
Characterized by truth; not false:
Derived from or relating to a particular line of descent; hereditary.
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