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Definition of devious adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    devious

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    adjective
    NAmE//ˈdiviəs//
     
     
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  1. 1behaving in a dishonest or indirect way, or tricking people, in order to get something synonym deceitful, underhand a devious politician He got rich by devious means.
  2. 2devious route/path a route or path that is not straight but has many changes in direction; not direct a devious route from the airport
 
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deviousness
 
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