What does Deviant mean?

Definitions for Deviantˈdi vi ənt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Deviant.

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"


  1. Deviant(a.)

    having behavior or characteristics differing from that which is normal or expected, especially in an undesirable or socially disapproved manner; as, deviant behavior.


  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)



  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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Deviant in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Deviant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. David Lee:

    You have to be deviant if you're going to do anything new.

  2. Jonathan Gilliam:

    Minimization and lying are the characteristics of a deviant behavior and are typically signs of guilt.

  3. William Seward Burroughs:

    In the U.S. you have to be a deviant or exist in extreme boredom...Make no mistake all intellectuals are deviants in the U.S.

  4. Donald Trump:

    Only a deviant would say that what I said was what they were referring to. Because nobody would make that statement. You almost have to be sick to put that together.

  5. Ron Book:

    If you put young children in the faces of people prone to commit sexually deviant behaviors on children, there is a greater chance than not that they'll act out. They ’ll do their thing.

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