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- n. The characteristic of being devious; sneakiness; underhandedness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Departure from a regular course; wandering.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the quality of being oblique and rambling indirectly
- n. the quality of being deceitful and underhanded
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Any one with a ounce of political deviousness is going to capitalize on those feelings by making the same statements as Mahoney.
Just one of the many testaments to their nigh unconquerable deviousness is the endless variety of “squirrel-proof bird feeders” (probably the biggest oxymoron in the English language — right up there with a “Light Twinkie” and, if you really think about it, “Sustainable Development”).
Parliamentary report finds Government minister's use FOI laws for 'deviousness' NEARLY half of
Nor was her undeserved reputation for meanness and deviousness insurmountable.
Murphy proved naively blind to the political deviousness of French reactionaries, such as Lemaigre-Dubreuil.
The depths of human deviousness was a hard thing for a machine to fathom.
We don't mess around with mind games, we use knives. — The Good Wife's Eli Gold sparring with his competitor Stacie Hall, whose deviousness gets sexual in their latest round. ...
He was smiling to himself, a strain of deviousness that was almost likeable.
But since Renee is played by the Artist Formerly Known as Ugly Betty's Wilhelmina Slater, she's also no stranger to a little deviousness.
In a courtroom, jurors are rather good detecting truthfulness or deviousness in a witness, something that's missing in online dating.