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devious meaning and definition

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DEVIOUS adjective

Definition of devious (adjective)

  1. 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"
    • synonyms: oblique
  2. characterized by insincerity or deceit; evasive
    • "a devious character"; "shifty eyes"
    • synonyms: shifty
  3. 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"
    • synonyms: circuitous, roundabout
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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