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I’ve pounded the desk while doing devious British crosswords.

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In Philipps’s telling, Gallagher is a soulless master manipulator who goads his men into committing war crimes in a devious effort to prevent them from turning on him.

Exceedingly devious how you hid the context with an ellipses in your tweet.

Everyone who is a critic of Carlson is engaged in some devious effort to undermine him and his supporters, the truth-teller and the real Americans.

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.

“I love college football,” she tells me with a devious grin.

The alleged conspirators also used more devious means to bolster credit scores.

Bork said modern liberals have to use devious lies to get elected.

Easterns are born with an appetite for intrigue, with a love of walking in hidden ways and creeping along devious paths.

The conversation had come, by some devious route, to Vegetarianism; and the clergyman was disapproving of it.

Fettes, with various liquors singing in his head, returned home with devious footsteps and a mind entirely in abeyance.

The remaining bullocks strayed devious, and the douce McLaughlan blandly absorbed the sheep.

Then he almost suspected that Lester was being devious and clever.


On this page you'll find 129 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to devious, such as: calculating, deceitful, duplicitous, fraudulent, insidious, and insincere.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.