not going in the straightest or most direct way
not direct and probably not completely honest
"used devious means to achieve success"
"gave oblique answers to direct questions"
"oblique political maneuvers"
"a devious character"
"a scenic but devious route"
"a long and circuitous journey by train and boat"
"a roundabout route avoided rush-hour traffic"
These devious and untrodden ice-fields.
出自： E. K. Kane