Definition for DE'VI-OUS

DE'VI-OUS, a. [L. devius; de and via, way.]

  1. Out of the common way or track; as, a devious course.
  2. Wandering; roving; rambling. To bless the wildly devious morning walk. – Thomson.
  3. Erring; going astray from rectitude or the divine precepts. One devious step at first may lead into a course of habitual vice. – Anon.

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