HyperDic: devious

English > 3 senses of the word devious:
ADJECTIVEalldevious, obliqueindirect in departing from the accepted or proper way
alldevious, shiftycharacterized by insincerity or deceit
alldevious, circuitous, roundaboutdeviating from a straight course
devious > pronunciation
Soundsdiy'viyahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > devious: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaningindirect in departing from the accepted or proper way; misleading.
Example"used devious means to achieve success"
Synonymoblique
BroaderindirectExtended senses
Spanishoblicua, oblicuo
Nounsdeviousnessthe quality of being deceitful and underhanded
Adverbsdeviouslyin a devious manner
English > devious: 3 senses > adjective 2
MeaningCharacterized by insincerity or deceit; evasive.
Example"a devious character"
Synonymshifty
Broaderuntrustworthy, untrustynot worthy of trust / trust or belief
Spanishartero, enrevesado, intrincado, ladina, ladino, taimada, taimado
Catalanarterós, enrevessat, intrincat, murri
Nounsdeviousnessthe quality of being deceitful and underhanded
English > devious: 3 senses > adjective 3
Meaningdeviating from a straight course.
Example"a scenic but devious route"
Synonymscircuitous, roundabout
Broaderindirectnot direct in spatial dimension
Spanishindirecto, sinuosa, sinuoso, tortuosa, tortuoso
Catalanindirecte
Nounsdeviousnessthe quality of being oblique and rambling indirectly

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