1. slanting, sloping, slated, inclined, tilted, atilt, listing, canting; diagonal, abaxial, pla-gihedral, rhomboidal, eater-cornered; All Geol. synclinal, anticlinal, anaclinal, cataclinal.
2. askew, skew, aslant, awry, wry, askant, askance, asquint; knock-kneed, Inf. cockeyed, Brit. wonky, Brit. skew-whiff; athwart, transverse; leaning, stooping, clinal, battered, bevel; biased, warped, shelving, shelvy, tipsy, slantways; acclivous, uphill, declivous, downhill.
3. indirect, crooked, zigzag, divergent, deviant, devious, deflectional; divagational, digressive, circuitous, ambagious, backhanded, roundabout; discursive, excursive, deviating, tangential, errant; rambling, meandering, maundering, circumlocutory, periphrastic.
4. sly, sinister, disingenuous, surreptitious; covert, hugger-mugger, masked, behind one's back, under one's breath; arcane, underground, obreptitious; cloaked, veiled, sneaking, clandestine, furtive; insidious, false-hearted, false, deceptive, deceitful, Inf. shady, dark, Inf. fishy, Inf. not kosher.
5. perverse, underhand, underhanded, wrong; decadent, vitiated, profligate, reprobate; immoral, corrupt, unchaste, unvirtuous; prodigal, wayward, recidivistic, wanton, carnal.
6. slant, slash, diagonal, virgule, transverse, rhomboid.

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