Pronunciation: (dē'vē-us), [key]
1. departing from the most direct way; circuitous; indirect: a devious course.
2. without definite course; vagrant: a devious current.
3. departing from the proper or accepted way; roundabout: a devious procedure.
4. not straightforward; shifty or crooked: a devious scheme to acquire wealth.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.