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    devious - Dictionary definition and meaning for word devious

    Definition
    (adj) indirect in departing from the accepted or proper way; misleading
    Synonyms : oblique
    Example Sentence
    • used devious means to achieve success
    • gave oblique answers to direct questions
    • oblique political maneuvers
    Definition
    (adj) characterized by insincerity or deceit; evasive
    Synonyms : shifty
    Example Sentence
    • a devious character
    • shifty eyes
    Definition
    (adj) deviating from a straight course
    Synonyms : circuitous , roundabout
    Example Sentence
    • a scenic but devious route
    • a long and circuitous journey by train and boat
    • a roundabout route avoided rush-hour traffic
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for devious

deviate

DEVIOUS -- like DEVIATE....When you DEVIATE from the straight path, you go wandering ROUND and ABOUT.

Devious has devi as in devil in it and devils are devious, shifty,mean.

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DEVIOUS also mean CUNNING.....a person who deviate our mind and then does tricks is a devious person i.e cunning,rambling..

devious(devi+o+U.S) Devi on U.S. made round about flight to india

dev+i+o+u+s (your thanking god) dev i owe you something for making me tricky, oblique, shifty, etc all the synonyms of devious..lol

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