Saturday, March 26, 2011

Define: Devious

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Used dictionary:
  • indirect in departing from the accepted or proper way; misleading; "used devious means to achieve success"; "gave oblique answers to direct questions"; "oblique political maneuvers"
  • characterized by insincerity or deceit; evasive; "a devious character"; "shifty eyes"
  • deviating from a straight course; "a scenic but devious route"; "a long and circuitous journey by train and boat"; "a roundabout route avoided rush-hour traffic"
  • Deviating; not straightforward, not honest, not frank; not standard
  • deviously - in a devious manner; "he got the promotion by behaving deviously"
  • deviousness - the quality of being oblique and rambling indirectly
  • deviousness - The characteristic of being devious; sneakiness; underhandedness
Which of these do you think I mean when I use the word "devious"? If you've seen anything related to Project DV, obviously, this word comes up quite often. I've been thinking about it for a little while now...and since I have so many projects in mind and so many things I want to go public in the future...I'm wondering how the general mass will react to my usage of the word "devious".
Whatever the reaction, I do admit I'll never change it.
It's been the word I've always used.

The meanings I use are "indirect in departing from the accepted or proper way", "deviating" and thusly "deviating from a straight course".

I'm gonna touch up on this sometime. There's a LOT I want to talk about.

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