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Dictionary definition for: Devious

1. (s) 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"

2. (s) characterized by insincerity or deceit; evasive; "a devious character" "shifty eyes"

3. (s) 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"

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