devious

英 ['diːvɪəs] 美 ['divɪəs]
  • adj. 偏僻的;弯曲的;不光明正大的
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1. de- "off" + via "way" => devi- "turn aside, off the way" + -ous => devious.
2. => out of the way, remote, off the main road.
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devious: [16] Devious and its close relative deviate [17] are both based on the notion of going ‘out of the way’. They come respectively from Latin dēvius and dēviāre, compound adjective and verb formed from the prefix - ‘from’ and via ‘way’.
=> deviate, via
devious (adj.)
1590s, "out of the way," from Latin devius "out of the way, remote, off the main road," from de via (see deviate). Originally in the Latin literal sense; figurative sense of "deceitful" is first recorded 1630s. Related: Deviously; deviousness. Figurative senses of the Latin word were "retired, sequestered, wandering in the byways, foolish, inconsistent."
1. He was extremely devious in his efforts to achieve his heart's desire.
他在设法得到自己的中意之物时会不择手段。

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2. By devious means she tracked down the other woman.
她通过不正当的手段追查到了另外那个女人。

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3. She is devious and sly and manipulative.
她阴险狡诈,会玩人。

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4. He had been devious and two-faced.
他从前向来都是阴险狡猾,口是心非。

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5. He got rich by devious means.
他不择手段大发横财。

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