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Definition of Devious

Devious

  1. Out of a straight line; winding; varying from directness; as, a devious path or way.
  2. Going out of the right or common course; going astray; erring; wandering; as, a devious step.

Devious Quotations

Wolves and women are relational by nature, inquiring, possessed of great endurance and strength. They are deeply intuitive, intensely concerned with their young, their mate and their pack. Yet both have been hounded, harassed and falsely imputed to be devouring and devious, overly aggressive, of less value than those who are their detractors.
Clarissa Pinkola Estes

When our governments want to sell us a course of action, they do it by making sure it's the only thing on the agenda, the only thing everyone's talking about. And they pre-load the ensuing discussion with highly selected images, devious and prejudicial language, dubious linkages, weak or false 'intelligence' and selected 'leaks.'
Brian Eno

I'm devious, cruel, cunning and addictive.
Anthony Hopkins

If we insist that public life be reserved for those whose personal history is pristine, we are not going to get paragons of virtue running our affairs. We will get the very rich, who contract out the messy things in life the very dull, who have nothing to hide and nothing to show and the very devious, expert at covering their tracks and ambitious enough to risk their discovery.
Charles Krauthammer

Churchill was the canny political animal, very devious, bursting with energy and determination, learning as hard as he could.
Lord Mountbatten
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Devious Translations

devious in German is abwegig
devious in Italian is errato
devious in Norwegian is underfundig
devious in Spanish is desviado
devious in Swedish is slingrande, irrande

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