[ UK /dˈiːvɪəsnəs/ ]
- the quality of being deceitful and underhanded
- the quality of being oblique and rambling indirectly
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