Devious Definition

Not in a straight path; roundabout; winding.
Webster's New World
Departing from the correct or accepted way; erring.
Achieved success by devious means.
American Heritage
Deviating from the proper or usual course; going astray.
Webster's New World
Not straightforward or frank; deceiving.
Webster's New World
Away from a main road or course; distant or removed.
American Heritage

Origin of Devious

  • From Latin dēvius out-of-the-way dē- de- via road wegh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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