Definition of 'devious'
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And to stop dreaming up devious ways of subverting the public will. The Sun (2016)Unless, that is, you have some other devious plan in mind. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The result is a game that rewards fast thinking and devious tactics. Times, Sunday Times (2010)One of them proposes a devious plan. Ambassadors: From Ancient Greece to the Nation State (2006)It is willing to be underhand and devious. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It's a devious and underhand tactic. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He knows about devious tactics. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Or thought I had some devious plan to cheat him which he could not fathom. Tommy Cooper: Always Leave Them Laughing (2006)The judge called her'a very devious and dishonest young woman '. The Sun (2013)As awareness of the trick has grown, the conmen have been using increasingly devious tactics to stay one step ahead of the banks and the police. Times, Sunday Times (2015)After all, they keep thinking of new and devious ways to make us part with our hard-earned cash. The Sun (2009)We can't gauge how steady his nerve is, but nor do we know just how devious his plan might be. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It's made me devious and dishonest because I will do anything to find a way to pluck hairs and get that sense of relief. The Sun (2013)
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Translations for 'devious'
British English: devious ADJECTIVE
If you describe someone as devious you do not like them because you think they are dishonest and like to keep things secret.
He was devious, prepared to say one thing in print and another in private.
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