Translation of devious in Spanish:


taimado, adj.

Pronunciation /ˈdiːvɪəs//ˈdiviəs/


  • 1

    (person) taimado
    (person) artero
    (person) zorro informal
    by devious means con artimañas
    • Sometimes it is necessary to adopt devious tactics to expose bullies and cheats.
    • That is the sort of devious, dodgy tactic this Government gets up to.
    • It just means that it's necessary to divorce what was said from the devious and somewhat desperate politician who was saying it.
    • They can be cunning and devious, but overall goblins are not very intelligent creatures.
    • For bridge, all you need is a playing partner, a pair of opponents, a set of cards - and a capacity for wicked, devious cunning.
    • It always seems to me a kind of spiteful and devious and underhanded sort of job.
    • It would also, in a case like the present one, be to reward conduct which at best was devious and at worst deceitful.
    • The police continue to be secretive, devious and opaque - precisely when they ought to be transparent.
    • They are little better than the smarmy, devious, dishonest and selfish Europeans.
    • The Nazis saw the Jews and Poles as feminine races, achieving their goals through devious plots rather than masculine openness.
    • Women feature as sexually voracious, devious, and immoral, destroying men or diverting them from their pursuit of honour.
    • Never before has a devious little plan backfired so badly.
    • It can only be the devious and underhand tactic of incorporating it in 90% of the world's web browsers.
    • Instead of her being devious, duplicitous, and incompetent, perhaps she could answer the question.
    • Cunning and devious, his story is not only poignant; it also makes for great entertainment!
    • These rules may seem stringent but lightning is a tricky, devious phenomenon.
    • Thomas Jefferson was a tough, devious politician who viewed the states as supreme.
    • They had somehow managed to re-elect the most devious, blinkered and reckless leader ever put before them.
    • This results in a personality which is cunning and devious, and refuses to grow up and take responsibility for itself.
    • They are duplicitous and devious, always posing, not wishing or able to be authentic.
  • 2

    (route/path) tortuoso
    (route/path) sinuoso
    • The Scire made her way by a devious route to Port Lago on the Italian-occupied island of Leros in the Aegean to rendezvous with the frogmen crews.
    • What is difficult about maneuver is to make the devious route the most direct and to turn misfortune to advantage.