[ UK /dˈiːvɪəsnəs/ ]
  1. the quality of being deceitful and underhanded
  2. the quality of being oblique and rambling indirectly
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How To Use deviousness In A Sentence

  • The infinite deviousness of "the ruling classes" and the immense difficulty of the left's task are a given in these halls.
  • And they've been trying to shake off their reputation for sneakiness, deviousness, and just plain disgustingness, hoping for a new image in the 21st century.
  • You can always get what you want by bribery and corruption, dishonesty and deviousness.
  • He celebrated the larrikin streak in the Australian soul, the irreverence, the hedonism and physicality and of course the bloody-minded stoicism, obduracy and deviousness.
  • That the process involves the FCO in dishonesty, deviousness and dishonour is emphatically encapsulated in the apparent scheme whereby Brussels will delay proposals to scrap Britain's annual £3 billion rebate. Archive 2007-12-23
  • Cantor was barely able to utter this single word, so full of suspense, desire, triumph, and some deviousness.
  • She seemed so innocent, her previous deviousness and cunning gone in a flash.
  • Of course, his definition of deviousness and unfaithfulness is rather different when it comes to men, most particularly to himself. The Black Swan by Mercedes Lackey
  • The possibilities are limited only by the deviousness of your mind and the viciousness of your competitive drive.
  • On the actualist approach, Putin is devious iff his first compresence class overlaps deviousness. Tropes
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