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de·vi·ous / ˈdēvēəs/ • adj. 1. showing a skillful use of underhanded tactics to achieve goals: he's as devious as a politician needs to be they have devious ways of making money. 2. (of a route or journey) longer and less direct than the most straightforward way: they arrived at the town by a devious route. DERIVATIVES: de·vi·ous·ly adv. de·vi·ous·ness n.

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devious

devious lying out of the way XVI; deviating from the direct way XVII. f. L. dēvius, f. DE- 2 + via way; see -OUS.

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devious

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