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adjective (NOT DIRECT)    /ˈdiː.vi.əs/
not direct: He took a rather devious route which avoids the city centre.Bending, twisting and curving deviously     /-li/ adverb DishonestSly and devious deviousness     /-nəs/ noun [U] Sly and deviousLies, lying and hypocrisyDishonest people
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