Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary


Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of DEVIOUS

Pronunciation:  'deeveeus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  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"
  2. [adj]  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"
  3. [adj]  characterized by insincerity or deceit; evasive; "a devious character"; "shifty eyes"
 

DEVIOUS is a 7 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: circuitous, indirect, oblique, roundabout, shifty, untrustworthy, untrusty
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\De"vi*ous\, a. [L. devius; de + via way. See
{Viaduct}.]
1. Out of a straight line; winding; varying from directness;
   as, a devious path or way.

2. Going out of the right or common course; going astray;
   erring; wandering; as, a devious step.

Syn: Wandering; roving; rambling; vagrant. -- {De"vi*ous*ly},
     adv. -- {De"vi*ous*ness}, n.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: aberrant, aberrative, ambagious, amoral, anfractuous, artful, backhand, backhanded, balled up, bending, Byzantine, calculating, canny, circuitous, circular, complex, complicated, confounded, confused, conscienceless, convoluted, corrupt, corrupted, crabbed, crafty, criminal, crooked, cunning, curving, daedal, dark, deceitful, deceptive, deflectional, departing, designing, desultory, deviant, deviating, deviative, deviatory, digressive, discursive, dishonest, dishonorable, divagational, divergent, diverting, double-dealing, doubtful, dubious, duplicitous, elaborate, embrangled, entangled, errant, erratic, erring, evasive, excursive, felonious, fishy, fouled up, foxy, fraudulent, furtive, guileful, helical, ill-got, ill-gotten, immoral, implicated, indirect, insidious, insincere, intricate, involuted, involved, knotted, knowing, labyrinthian, labyrinthine, left-handed, lonesome, loused up, many-faceted, matted, mazy, meandering, messed up, misleading, mixed up, mucked up, multifarious, not kosher, oblique, orbital, O-shaped, out-of-the-way, pawky, perplexed, planetary, plotting, questionable, rambling, ramified, remote, removed, retired, rotary, rotten, round, roundabout, roving, scheming, screwed up, secret, secretive, serpentine, shady, shameless, shifting, shifty, shrewd, side, sidelong, sinister, sinistral, sinuous, slick, slippery, sly, smooth, snaky, snarled, sneaking, sneaky, spiral, stray, subtile, subtle, surreptitious, suspicious, swerving, tangled, tangly, tortuous, treacherous, tricky, turning, twisted, twisting, unconscienced, unconscientious, unconscionable, underhand, underhanded, undirected, unethical, unprincipled, unsavory, unscrupulous, unstraightforward, vagrant, veering, vulpine, wandering, wily, winding, without remorse, without shame, zigzag
 

 

 

 

COPYRIGHT © 2000-2013 HYPERDICTIONARY.COM HOME | ABOUT HYPERDICTIONARY