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DEVIOUSNESS

 Dictionary entry overview: What does deviousness mean? 

DEVIOUSNESS (noun)
  The noun DEVIOUSNESS has 2 senses:

1. the quality of being oblique and rambling indirectly
2. the quality of being deceitful and underhanded

  Familiarity information: DEVIOUSNESS used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DEVIOUSNESS (noun)


Sense 1deviousness [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The quality of being oblique and rambling indirectly

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

deviousness; obliqueness

Hypernyms ("deviousness" is a kind of...):

indirectness (having the characteristic of lacking a true course toward a goal)


Sense 2deviousness [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The quality of being deceitful and underhanded

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

deviousness; crookedness

Hypernyms ("deviousness" is a kind of...):

dishonesty (the quality of being dishonest)


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