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deviant

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adjective de·vi·ant \-ənt\

Simple Definition of deviant

  • : different from what is considered to be normal or morally correct

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of deviant

  1. :  deviating especially from an accepted norm <deviant behavior>

deviant

noun

Examples of deviant in a sentence

  1. a study of deviant behavior among criminals

  2. <some studies show that many violent criminals begin exhibiting deviant behavior in early childhood>



15th Century

First Known Use of deviant

15th century


Medical Dictionary

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deviant

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adjective de·vi·ant \-ənt\

Medical Definition of deviant

  1. :  deviating especially from some accepted norm :  characterized by deviation (as from a standard of conduct) <socially deviant behavior>




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deviant

noun de·vi·ant

Medical Definition of deviant

  1. :  something that deviates from a norm; especially :  a person who differs markedly (as in social adjustment or sexual behavior) from what is considered normal for a group





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