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.

 

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