Definitions for deviousˈdi vi əs

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  1. devious, oblique(adj)

    indirect in departing from the accepted or proper way; misleading

    "used devious means to achieve success"; "gave oblique answers to direct questions"; "oblique political maneuvers"

  2. devious, shifty(adj)

    characterized by insincerity or deceit; evasive

    "a devious character"; "shifty eyes"

  3. devious, circuitous, roundabout(adj)

    deviating from a straight course

    "a scenic but devious route"; "a long and circuitous journey by train and boat"; "a roundabout route avoided rush-hour traffic"

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  1. devious(Adjective)

    Deviating; not straightforward or honest, not frank; not standard.

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  1. Devious(adj)

    out of a straight line; winding; varying from directness; as, a devious path or way

  2. Devious(adj)

    going out of the right or common course; going astray; erring; wandering; as, a devious step


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