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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 de·vi·ous /ˈdiviəs, vjəs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·vi·ous a.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: 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" [syn: oblique]
      2: characterized by insincerity or deceit; evasive; "a devious
         character"; "shifty eyes" [syn: shifty]
      3: 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" [syn: circuitous,