Definition Of devious

adjective

(of a route or journey) longer and less direct than the most straightforward way.

they arrived at the town by a devious route

showing a skillful use of underhanded tactics to achieve goals.

he's as devious as a politician needs to be

Example Of devious

  • And they've been trying to shake off their reputation for sneakiness, deviousness , and just plain disgustingness, hoping for a new image in the 21st century.

  • But the two films were in fact the best directed of the competition, and the most deviously plotted.

  • Cunning and devious , his story is not only poignant; it also makes for great entertainment!

  • For bridge, all you need is a playing partner, a pair of opponents, a set of cards - and a capacity for wicked, devious cunning.

  • In his later career as an American Indian agent he earned a reputation for deviousness and dishonesty.


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