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Synonyms of 'sideways'

(adverb) 
Definition
from one side
He glanced sideways at her.
Synonyms
indirectly
She referred indirectly to the territorial dispute.
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covertly
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obliquely
The muscle runs obliquely downwards inside the abdominal cavity.
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surreptitiously
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furtively
(adverb) 
Definition
moving, facing, or inclining towards one side
They moved sideways, their arms still locked together.
Synonyms
to the side
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laterally
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crabwise
(adverb) 
Definition
with one side forward
Synonyms
edgeways
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sidewards
(adjective) 
Definition
moving or directed to or from one side
Alfred shot him a sideways glance.
Synonyms
sidelong
She gave him a quick sidelong glance.
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covert
They have been supplying covert military aid to the rebels.
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slanted
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oblique
She gave him an oblique glance.
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furtive
a furtive glance over her shoulder
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surreptitious
They had several surreptitious conversations.

Additional synonyms

in the sense of covert
Definition
concealed or secret
They have been supplying covert military aid to the rebels.
in the sense of furtive
Definition
sly, cautious, and secretive
a furtive glance over her shoulder
Synonyms
sly,
cloaked,
behind someone's back,
under-the-table,
slinking,
conspiratorial,
skulking,
in the sense of oblique
She gave him an oblique glance.

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