Origin of devious
Examples from the Web for devious
In ways large and small, devious and immature, ingenious and inspiring, she struggled to escape.
Rocket teamed up with the Incredible Hulk to overthrow Judson Jakes, a devious mole.11 Things to Know About Bradley Cooper’s Rocket Raccoon in Guardians of the Galaxy|Marina Watts|February 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“I love college football,” she tells me with a devious grin.Meet the Pint-Sized Pro Golfers of Netflix’s ‘The Short Game’|Abby Haglage|December 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Many of those who voted for President Clinton, Bork averred, did so because they were rooked by devious liberal lies.Speed Read: Best Bits From Robert Bork’s ‘Slouching Towards Gomorrah’|Michael Moynihan|December 20, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Its intentions were not dark and devious, nor threatening our freedoms.
They struck into the mountains, following a cattle trail that wound upward with devious twists.Crooked Trails and Straight|William MacLeod Raine
So up and down, through rough and smooth, in storm and sunshine--all these devious tracks lead home at last.M. or N. "Similia similibus curantur."|G.J. Whyte-Melville
And the two soon found themselves plunging into the shadows of the streets, threading their devious way to the convent.Agnes of Sorrento|Harriet Beecher Stowe
By devious ways it had broken through the censorship of the frontier in cunning cipher.The Last Shot|Frederick Palmer
If we do not direct our brain it will run riot and lead us into devious and dangerous paths.Confessions of a Neurasthenic|William Taylor Marrs
Word Origin for devious
1590s, "out of the way," from Latin devius "out of the way, remote, off the main road," from de via (see deviate). Originally in the Latin literal sense; figurative sense of "deceitful" is first recorded 1630s. Related: Deviously; deviousness. Figurative senses of the Latin word were "retired, sequestered, wandering in the byways, foolish, inconsistent."