What does devious mean?

Definitions for devious
ˈdi vi əsde·vi·ous

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Princeton's WordNet

  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"

Wiktionary

  1. devious(Adjective)

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

Webster Dictionary

  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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Devious

    dē′vi-us, adj. from or out of the way: roundabout: erring.—adv. Dē′viously.—n. Dē′viousness. [L. devius. See Deviate.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of devious in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of devious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of devious in a Sentence

  1. Martin McGuinness:

    We were dealing with very devious people who had the capability to destroy me as a republican.

  2. Jonas Oransky:

    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.

  3. Maurice Blackburn lawyer Elizabeth O'Shea:

    Uber sells the idea that it does things differently, but in reality and as we allege, this has meant operating unlawfully, using devious programs like' Greyball,'.

  4. Jonas Oransky:

    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.

  5. Jonas Oransky:

    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.

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