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.
n 1: the quality of being oblique and rambling indirectly [syn: obliqueness]
2: the quality of being deceitful and underhanded [syn: crookedness]