devious

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devious (comparative more devious, superlative most devious)

  1. Deviating; not straightforward or honest, not frank; not standard.
    • 1839, Frederick Marryat, The Phantom Ship
      Keeping close in to the shore, they discovered, after two hours run, a fresh stream which burst in a cascade from the mountains, and swept its devious course through the jungle, until it poured its tribute into the waters of the Strait.

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