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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

In a much larger sense, the problem of Sabah is directly influenced by the duplicity of imperial Britain. For whatever devious reason, the dismantling of the British empire created divisions and violence due to ethnic and religious differences.
F. Sionil Jose

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

I really like the idea of being a bit unpredictable. I'm known for being a nice, easy-going person with a straightforward exterior. So I think a bit of me wants to be sort of sly and devious.
Mark Haddon

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
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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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