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  Words related to devious

Related / Similar Words: circuitous, roundabout, oblique, shifty

 

Definition:
  • 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";
  • 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";
  • characterized by insincerity or deceit; evasive; "a devious character"; "shifty eyes";

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