From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Devious \De"vi*ous\, a. [L. devius; de + via way. See
   1. Out of a straight line; winding; varying from directness;
      as, a devious path or way.
      [1913 Webster]

   2. Going out of the right or common course; going astray;
      erring; wandering; as, a devious step.

   Syn: Wandering; roving; rambling; vagrant. -- De"vi*ous*ly,
        adv. -- De"vi*ous*ness, n.
        [1913 Webster]
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