Tesauro Inglês

Sinônimos de devious

(adjectivo) 
Definition
insincere and dishonest
She tracked down the other woman by devious means.
Sinônimos
sly
He is devious, sly and manipulative.
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scheming
a cold, scheming villain
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calculating
He is a cool, calculating and clever criminal.
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tricky
They could encounter some tricky political manoeuvring.
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crooked (informal)
She might expose his crooked business deals to the authorities.
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dishonest
He had become rich by dishonest means.
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wily
He is an experienced and wily old statesman.
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insidious
They focus on overt racism rather than insidious aspects of racism.
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evasive
He was evasive about the circumstances of their first meeting.
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deceitful
The ambassador called the report deceitful and misleading.
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underhand
The Prime Minister had been involved in underhand financial deals.
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insincere
He found himself surrounded by insincere flattery.
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surreptitious
They had several surreptitious conversations.
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double-dealing
Slimy, double-dealing politicians have betrayed us all.
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not straightforward
Opostos
(adjectivo) 
Definition
(of a route or course of action) indirect
He followed a devious route.
Sinônimos
indirect
The goods went by a rather indirect route.
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roundabout
a roundabout route
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crooked
the crooked line of his broken nose
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rambling
He wrote a rambling letter to his wife.
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tortuous
long and tortuous negotiations
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deviating
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circuitous
They were taken on a circuitous route home.
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Opostos

Sinônimos adicionais

in the sense of calculating
Definition
selfishly scheming
He is a cool, calculating and clever criminal.
in the sense of circuitous
Definition
indirect and lengthy
They were taken on a circuitous route home.
Sinônimos
in the sense of crooked
Definition
dishonest or illegal
She might expose his crooked business deals to the authorities.

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