1 cunning; dishonest 刁滑的; 不诚实的
*a devious lawyer, scheme, trick 刁滑的律师、阴谋、诡计
* get rich by devious means 以不正当的手段致富.
2 (of a route, path, etc) winding; not straight （指道路等）弯曲的, 蜿蜒的, 不直的
*The coach followed a rather devious course to its destination. 长途汽车要绕很多弯路才到达目的地.
1500-1600; Language: Latin;Origin:
devius, from via 'way'
using dishonest tricks and deceiving people in order to get what you want
→deceitful a devious politicianformal
not going in the most direct way to get to a place a devious route>deviouslyadv>deviousnessn[U]
1. They took a devious route to that place. 他们绕远去了那个地方。