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Definition of devious:

  1. Going out of the right or common course; going astray; erring; wandering; as, a devious step.
  2. Out of a straight line; winding; varying from directness; as, a devious path or way.


roundabout, wandering, shifting, indirect, erratic, disingenuous, honest, untrustworthy, circular, evasive, straight, oblique, duplicitous, shifty, insidious, lubricious, guileful, underhand, anfractuous, tortuous, sneaky, untrusty, purpose, circuitous, tortuous, stray.

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