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{adj: circuitous, roundabout} 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"

{n: deviousness, obliqueness} the quality of being oblique and rambling indirectly

{n: obliqueness} the property of being neither parallel nor perpendicular, but at a slanting angle

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