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Meaning of devious

de•vi•ous

Pronunciation: (dē'vē-us), [key]
— adj.
  1. departing from the most direct way; circuitous; indirect: a devious course.
  2. without definite course; vagrant: a devious current.
  3. departing from the proper or accepted way; roundabout: a devious procedure.
  4. not straightforward; shifty or crooked: a devious scheme to acquire wealth.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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