(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Slanting]
Syn. inclined, inclining, diverging, leaning, sloping, angled, diagonal, cater-cornered, kitty-cornered, unperpendicular, unvertical, skew, askew, asymmetrical, turned, twisted, awry, strained, askance, distorted, unhorizontal, off level, sideways, slanted, tipping, tipped, aslant, athwart, at an angle, skewwise, on the bias, skewy*, slaunchwise*, geewhacky*, northeast by southwest*; see also askew , awry , bent , crooked 1 .
Ant. vertical*, perpendicular, straight.
2. [Indirect]
Syn. obscure, circuitous, roundabout; see indirect , vague 2 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
1. slanting sloping, inclined, tilting, leaning, angled, deviating, askew, canted, crooked, diagonal, listing.
2. indirect evasive, devious, sly, underhanded, disingenuous, surreptitious, deceptive.
ANT.: 1. straight, level, horizontal. 2. straightforward, honest, open
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Angled at a slant: beveled, bias, biased, diagonal, slanted, slanting. See STRAIGHT. 2. Not taking a director straight line or course: anfractuous, circuitous, circular, devious, indirect, roundabout, tortuous. See STRAIGHT.

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