devious

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Deviating; not straightforward, not honest, not frank; not standard
out of the common or regular track
{a} going astray, erring, lonely
characterized by insincerity or deceit; evasive; "a devious character"; "shifty eyes"
{s} deceptive; crooked; twisting, circuitous; roundabout; indirect; errant
deviating from a straight course; "a scenic but devious route"; "a long and circuitous journey by train and boat"; "a roundabout route avoided rush-hour traffic"
Out of a straight line; winding; varying from directness; as, a devious path or way
characterized by insincerity or deceit; evasive; "a devious character"; "shifty eyes
indirect in departing from the accepted or proper way; misleading; "used devious means to achieve success"; "gave oblique answers to direct questions"; "oblique political maneuvers"
Going out of the right or common course; going astray; erring; wandering; as, a devious step
disapproval If you describe someone as devious you do not like them because you think they are are dishonest and like to keep things secret, often in a complicated way. Newman was devious, prepared to say one thing in print and another in private + deviousness de·vi·ous·ness the deviousness of drug traffickers
devious paths
indirect way, winding path
deviously
in a devious manner; "he got the promotion by behaving deviously
deviously
indirectly; windingly; sneakily, deceptively
deviously
In a devious manner
deviously
in a devious manner; "he got the promotion by behaving deviously"
deviousness
{i} perversion, deception, sneakiness; circuitousness
deviousness
the quality of being deceitful and underhanded
deviousness
The characteristic of being devious; sneakiness; underhandedness
deviousness
the quality of being oblique and rambling indirectly
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