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deviousness


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Devious  \De"vi*ous\,  a.  [L.  devius;  de  +  via  way  See 
  {Viaduct}.] 
  1.  Out  of  a  straight  line  winding;  varying  from  directness; 
  as  a  devious  path  or  way 
 
  2.  Going  out  of  the  right  or  common  course;  going  astray; 
  erring;  wandering;  as  a  devious  step. 
 
  Syn:  Wandering;  roving;  rambling;  vagrant.  --  {De"vi*ous*ly}, 
  adv  --  {De"vi*ous*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  deviousness 
  n  1:  the  quality  of  being  oblique  and  rambling  indirectly  [syn:  {obliqueness}] 
  2:  the  quality  of  being  deceitful  and  underhanded  [syn:  {crookedness}] 




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