deviousness


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de·vi·ous

 (dē′vē-əs)
adj.
1. Not straightforward; shifty: a devious character.
2. Departing from the correct or accepted way; erring: achieved success by devious means.
3. Deviating from the straight or direct course; roundabout: a devious route.
4. Away from a main road or course; distant or removed.

[From Latin dēvius, out-of-the-way : dē-, de- + via, road; see wegh- in Indo-European roots.]

de′vi·ous·ly adv.
de′vi·ous·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.deviousness - the quality of being oblique and rambling indirectly
indirectness - having the characteristic of lacking a true course toward a goal
2.deviousness - the quality of being deceitful and underhanded
dishonesty - the quality of being dishonest

deviousness

noun
Translations
إلتِواء الأساليب، خِداعِيَّه
křivolakostscestnost
lumskheduhæderlighed
kanyargósság
lævísi; sviksemi
krivosť
hilekârlık

deviousness

[ˈdiːvɪəsnɪs] N
1. (= twistiness) → tortuosidad f
2. (= craftiness) [of person] → artería f

deviousness

[ˈdiːviəsnɪs] n [person] → sournoiserie f

deviousness

n
(= deceitfulness)Verschlagenheit f, → Hinterhältigkeit f; the deviousness of his mindseine verschlungenen Gedankengänge pl
(= tortuousness)Gewundenheit f

deviousness

[ˈdiːvɪəsnɪs] n (of scheme, behaviour) → disonestà, doppiezza; (of person) → modi subdoli

devious

(ˈdiːviəs) adjective
not direct; not straightforward. We climbed the hill by a devious route; He used devious methods to get what he wanted.
ˈdeviously adverb
ˈdeviousness noun
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Immortals and nigh-immortals have plans for him, plots that span a hundred thousand years, and traps of unimaginable deviousness. Against all this, what can one reluctant ruler do?
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To give credit where it's due, despite all her shortcomings, her deceitfulness, her deviousness, and so on, had it not been for Varda coming so fortuitously into our life at that time, I would not have been relieved of child care burdens to carry on full steam with my business, put food on the table for you and a roof over our heads, fork up the scandalous baksheesh required to get you into Cathedral, not to mention the tuition and all the essential extras for that most posh of feeder schools to the world's most elite universities so crucial for your future, or, for that matter, to treat myself to a few hours at the Leopold a couple of nights a week to ruminate over a pitcher of beer for some necessary restorative inner peace.
Such deviousness is not the Yoruba way because it is without honour.
"His ability to live a double life -- if the allegations are true -- it certainly raises in my mind a fairly extraordinary level of deviousness," Furman said.
The Save Our Schools also opposed the extension of martial law and said the government's 'hidden agenda' and 'deviousness' actually imperils more tribal folk.
Hopefully, the new sanctions imposed by the Trump administration will help to protect foreign multinationals against further acts of Iranian deviousness, as well as sending a strong signal to Tehran that Washington is no longer prepared to tolerate its latent hostility towards the West.
Exploring the radioactive badlands created by nuclear accidents (not only the well-known examples of Chernobyl and Fukushima, but also the little known area around Satlykovo in the Russian Ural Mountains and the Windscale fire in the UK) "Fallout" describes the compulsive secrecy, deviousness, and lack of accountability that have persisted even as the technology has morphed from military to civilian uses.
So trying to blame problems on weak leadership from the UK or deviousness by the EU is a bit silly.
Having recently commented in these columns on the deviousness of politicians when it comes to declarations of assets, it must equally be noted that those who are wealthy outside the political sphere are doing their homeland no favour either.
"They show a very high level of deviousness and connivance."