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tortuous
adj. not straightforward; "his tortuous reasoning"
voluminous, winding, twisty, twisting, tortuous
adj. marked by repeated turns and bends; "a tortuous road up the mountain"; "winding roads are full of surprises"; "had to steer the car down a twisty track"

Fuzzynyms (31)

indirect
adj. not as a direct effect or consequence; "indirect benefits"; "an indirect advantage"
roundabout, circuitous, devious
adj. 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"
roundabout, circuitous, devious
adj. 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"
wandering, meandering, winding, rambling
adj. of a path e.g.; "meandering streams"; "rambling forest paths"; "the river followed its wandering course"; "a winding country road"
circular, round
adj. having a circular shape
sinuate, wiggly, sinuous
adj. curved or curving in and out; "wiggly lines"
turbinate, voluted, whorled, volute, spiraling, spiral, helical, coiling
adj. in the shape of a coil

Synonyms (40)

allusive
adj. characterized by indirect references; "allusive speech is characterized by allusions"
backhanded
adj. roundabout or ambiguous; "attacks from that source amounted to a backhanded compliment to his integrity"; "a backhanded and dishonest way of reaching his goal"
roundabout, circuitous
adj. marked by obliqueness or indirection in speech or conduct; "the explanation was circuitous and puzzling"; "a roundabout paragraph"; "hear in a roundabout way that her ex-husband was marrying her best friend"
rambling, excursive, discursive, digressive
adj. (of e.g. speech and writing) tending to depart from the main point or cover a wide range of subjects; "amusingly digressive with satirical thrusts at women's fashions among other things"; "a rambling discursive book"; "his excursive remarks"; "a rambling speech about this and that"
evasive
adj. avoiding the issue; not straightforward: "an evasive statement"
thirdhand
adj. derived from what is primary or original by two intermediate steps; "a thirdhand report"
mealy-mouthed, mealymouthed
adj. hesitant to state facts or opinions simply and directly as from e.g. timidity or hypocrisy; "a mealymouthed politician"
akimbo
adj. (used of arms and legs) bent outward with the joint away from the body; "a tailor sitting with legs akimbo"; "stood with arms akimbo"
anfractuous
adj. full of twists and turns; "anfractuous cliffs"
hooked, hooklike
adj. having or resembling a hook (especially in the ability to grasp and hold); "hooklike thorns";
awry, skew-whiff, wonky, lopsided, cockeyed, askew
adj. turned or twisted toward one side; "a...youth with a gorgeous red necktie all awry"- G.K.Chesterton; "his wig was, as the British say, skew-whiff"
refractile, refractive
adj. of or relating to or capable of refraction; "the refractive characteristics of the eye"
bent
adj. altered from an originally straight condition; "a bent wire"
writhen, writhed, contorted
adj. twisted (especially as in pain or struggle); "his mad contorted smile"; "writhed lips"; "my writhen features"- Walter scott
knobbed, knotty, knotted, gnarly, gnarled
adj. used of old persons or old trees; covered with knobs or knots; "gnarled and knotted hands"; "a knobbed stick"
malposed
adj. characterized by malposition; "crooked malposed teeth"
squiggly
adj. wavy and twisting
warped
adj. used especially of timbers or boards; bent out of shape usually by moisture; "the floors were warped and cracked"
windblown
adj. used especially of trees; growing in a shape determined by the prevailing winds
wry
adj. bent to one side; "a wry neck"
zig-zag, zigzag
adj. having short sharp turns or angles

Antonyms (3)

honorable, honest
adj. not disposed to cheat or defraud; not deceptive or fraudulent; "honest lawyers"; "honest reporting"
straight
adj. having no deviations; "straight lines"; "straight roads across the desert"; "straight teeth"; "straight shoulders"

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