devious devious  /ˈdi vi əs/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) indirect in departing from the accepted or proper way; misleading
  2. (adj) characterized by insincerity or deceit; evasive
  3. (adj) deviating from a straight course

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. In defiance, she stands in front of the devious monster exactly where she wants to be: next to her husband.
  2. In office, though a devious administrator, he gave his country some freedoms it had not known under a previous long line of dictators.
  3. Tinky Winky is an unspeakably devious subliminal reminder of the pigmentation of our President's skin.

News

  1. The Biggest Threat to Cyber Security--Your CEO

    Preventing cyberattacks might be as simple as keeping an eye on the C-suite. The biggest threat to your company's cyber security aren't foreign hackers or devious geeks holed up in their apartments. It's your CEO, writes Rohyt Belani, CEO of PhishMe, a Virginia-based security company, in The Harvard Business Review . For one thing, their high-profile positions make it easy for hackers to dig up ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Inc Magazine

  2. Cable Show 2013: Showrunners Praise Advantages of Working inCable

    Devious Maids' Marc Cherry calls taking risks the 'safest thingyou can do' as a...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Broadcasting and Cable

  3. 'Devious Maids,' Cartoon Network, UP Network: Press Kit Theater, June 11, 2013

    'Devious Maids,' Cartoon Network, UP Network. It's another episode of Press Kit Theater! Tap the Yap!
    on June 11, 2013     Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune

Quotes

  1. "It's a devious maneuver that evades the constitutional requirement of Senate consent and only further darkens the cloud over Mr. Bolton's credibility at the UN," Kennedy said.
    on Jul 31, 2005 By: Edward Kennedy Source: CBS News

  2. Robbie wrote: "I trust you less than ever now. You have completely blown any trust I had for you by being a devious c***. If I knew my girlfriend had been on a dinner and DVD night with another man I would be livid. I'm furious thinking about...
    on May 11, 2007 By: Robbie Williams Source: Tonight

  3. Katie, 30, added: "I suppose it's flattering but it's obvious she's got a game plan and is being pretty devious. I don't like her. What next? A glossy magazine shoot and her own range of clothing? It's so predictable."
    on Nov 25, 2008 By: Katie Price Source: Mirror.co.uk

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