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English definition of “devious”

devious

adjective (DISHONEST)    /ˈdiː.vi.əs/
describes people or plans and methods that are dishonest, often in a complicated way, but often also clever and successful: You have to be a bit devious if you're going to succeed in business. a devious schemeDishonestSly and devious deviously     /-li/ adverb DishonestSly and devious deviousness     /-nəs/ noun [U] Sly and deviousLies, lying and hypocrisyDishonest people
(Definition of devious adjective (DISHONEST) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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