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devious

de·vi·ous

devious

 
pronunciation:
di vi s
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: not the straightest, most direct way; winding; roundabout.
He returned home by a devious route.
synonyms:
circuitous, indirect, roundabout, winding
antonyms:
direct, straightforward
similar words:
serpentine, snaky, zigzag
definition 2: not open, honest, or straightforward; sneaky; underhanded.
Cheating is a devious way to win.
synonyms:
crooked, dishonest, duplicitous, sinuous, sneaky, tricky, underhanded
antonyms:
direct, straightforward
similar words:
deceitful, insidious, insinuating, serpentine, snaky, subtle, tortuous, underhand
derivations: deviously (adv.), deviousness (n.)