De"vi*ous (?), a. [L. devius; de + via way. See Viaduct.]


Out of a straight line; winding; varying from directness; as, a devious path or way.


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.


© Webster 1913.

Log in or register to write something here or to contact authors.