Definitions for Deviantˈdi vi ənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

de•vi•antˈdi vi ənt(adj.)

  1. deviating or departing from the norm; characterized by deviation.

  2. (n.)a person or thing that deviates or departs markedly from the accepted norm.

Origin of deviant:

1350–1400; ME < LL

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pervert, deviant, deviate, degenerate(adj)

    a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior

  2. aberrant, deviant, deviate(adj)

    markedly different from an accepted norm

    "aberrant behavior"; "deviant ideas"

Wiktionary

  1. deviant(Noun)

    A person who deviates, especially from norms of social behavior.

    He was branded as a deviant and ostracized.

  2. deviant(Noun)

    A thing, phenomenon, or trend that deviates from an expectation or pattern.

    As the graph shows, the March sales trend is the deviant.

  3. deviant(Adjective)

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Deviant(adj)

    deviating

Freebase

  1. Deviant

    The Deviants are a fictional race of superhumans in the Marvel Comics' universe. They are an offshoot of the evolutionary process that created sentient life on Earth instigated by the alien Celestials, and wage war against their counterparts, the Eternals. According to the account of one Deviant in the 2006 mini-series, the Deviants were created as a delicacy to be consumed en masse by Celestials at periodic intervals once they multiplied sufficiently; however, the veracity of this has yet to be proven. While the Eternals possess godlike power and are generally physically beautiful, the Deviants, who sometimes refer to themselves as 'the changing people,' are for the most part hideous, with each member of their race possessing some random physical and/or cosmetic mutation that is by Celestial design never repeated within the sub-species. Extremely mutated or deformed Deviants are referred to as "mutates", and some of the monsters of myth and legend have in fact been identified as Deviant mutates. Some of these mutations can provide superhuman abilities, but their powers are usually not as great as those of the Eternals. The Deviants are religious, revering the Dreaming Celestial. They credit him with their creation and claim that he granted them dominion over the earth, an agreement they believe was later broken by the treachery of the other Celestials. They have one or more holy books—the only one named thus far being the Book of Krask.

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