English to Yoruba Meaning :: devious

Devious :
- àbùjáElesudeviousness

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Adjective(1) indirect in departing from the accepted or proper way; misleading(2) characterized by insincerity or deceit; evasive(3) deviating from a straight course

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(1) That is the sort of devious , dodgy tactic this Government gets up to.(2) This results in a personality which is cunning and devious , and refuses to grow up and take responsibility for itself.(3) Cunning and devious , his story is not only poignant; it also makes for great entertainment!(4) Thomas Jefferson was a tough, devious politician who viewed the states as supreme.(5) For bridge, all you need is a playing partner, a pair of opponents, a set of cards - and a capacity for wicked, devious cunning.(6) What is difficult about maneuver is to make the devious route the most direct and to turn misfortune to advantage.(7) They are duplicitous and devious , always posing, not wishing or able to be authentic.(8) The Nazis saw the Jews and Poles as feminine races, achieving their goals through devious plots rather than masculine openness.(9) Never before has a devious little plan backfired so badly.(10) These rules may seem stringent but lightning is a tricky, devious phenomenon.(11) It just means that it's necessary to divorce what was said from the devious and somewhat desperate politician who was saying it.(12) It always seems to me a kind of spiteful and devious and underhanded sort of job.(13) They are little better than the smarmy, devious , dishonest and selfish Europeans.(14) Instead of her being devious , duplicitous, and incompetent, perhaps she could answer the question.(15) It would also, in a case like the present one, be to reward conduct which at best was devious and at worst deceitful.(16) Sometimes it is necessary to adopt devious tactics to expose bullies and cheats.
Related Words
(1) devious ::
1. underhanded ::
2. circuitous ::
3. oblique ::
4. roundabout ::
5. shifty ::
1. artless ::
2. ingenuous ::
3. innocent ::
Different Forms
devious, deviously, deviousness
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