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"
characterized by insincerity or deceit; evasive
"a devious character"; "shifty eyes"
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"
Deviating; not straightforward or honest, not frank; not standard.
out of a straight line; winding; varying from directness; as, a devious path or way
going out of the right or common course; going astray; erring; wandering; as, a devious step
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
dē′vi-us, adj. from or out of the way: roundabout: erring.—adv. Dē′viously.—n. Dē′viousness. [L. devius. See Deviate.]
The numerical value of devious in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of devious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We were dealing with very devious people who had the capability to destroy me as a republican.
It’s not that all sellers are dangerous or devious, but buyers who know that they can skip the background check can look for an unlicensed seller.
It doesn’t matter necessarily if people are selling at scale, it’s not that all sellers are dangerous or devious, but buyers who know that they can skip the background check can look for an unlicensed seller.
It does n’t matter necessarily if people are selling at scale, it’s not that all sellers are dangerous or devious, but buyers who know that they can skip the background check can look for an unlicensed seller.
If we insist that public life be reserved for those whose personal history is pristine, we are not going to get paragons of virtue running our affairs. We will get the very rich, who contract out the messy things in life the very dull, who have nothing to hide and nothing to show and the very devious, expert at covering their tracks and ambitious enough to risk their discovery.
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- околен, непряк, лъкатушенBulgarian
- غیر مستقیمPersian
- petollinen, katala, kiero, mutkittelevaFinnish
- rusé, sournois, roublardFrench
- 멀리 돌아가는Korean
- kronkelend, onoprecht, heimelijk, omslachtigDutch
- przebiegły, podstępnyPolish
- неискренний, нечестный, окольныйRussian
- quanh coVietnamese
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