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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French déviant

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdiː.vi.ənt/
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AdjectiveEdit

deviant (comparative more deviant, superlative most deviant)

  1. 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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NounEdit

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 alsoEdit

Not to be confused with defiant.

ReferencesEdit

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

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin devians.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [deˈvi̯ant]
  • Hyphenation: de‧vi‧ant

AdjectiveEdit

deviant (comparative devianter, superlative am deviantesten)

  1. (sociology, psychology) deviant

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LatinEdit