deviant

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

deviant (comparative more deviant, superlative most deviant)

  1. Of or pertaining to a deviation; characterized by deviation from an expectation or a social standard.
    At the trial, the extent of his deviant behavior became clear.

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Noun[edit]

deviant (plural deviants)

  1. A person who deviates, especially from norms of social behavior.
    He was branded as a deviant and ostracized.
  2. A thing, phenomenon, or trend that deviates from an expectation or pattern.
    As the graph shows, the March sales trend is the deviant.

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See also[edit]

Words that resemble deviant closely, but have unrelated meanings, include defiant.

References[edit]

  • Random House Webster’s Unabridged Electronic Dictionary, 1987-1996.

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

dēviant

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of dēviō