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- 1. devious, oblique, indirect (vs. direct)
- usage: indirect in departing from the accepted or proper way; misleading; "used devious means to achieve success"; "gave oblique answers to direct questions"; "oblique political maneuvers"
- 2. devious, shifty, untrustworthy (vs. trustworthy), untrusty
- usage: characterized by insincerity or deceit; evasive; "a devious character"; "shifty eyes"
- 3. devious, circuitous, roundabout, indirect (vs. direct)
- usage: deviating from a straight course; "a scenic but devious route"; "a long and circuitous journey by train and boat"; "a roundabout route avoided rush-hour traffic"
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