What does deviant mean?

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ˈdi vi əntde·viant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pervert, deviant, deviate, degenerateadjective

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

  2. aberrant, deviant, deviateadjective

    markedly different from an accepted norm

    "aberrant behavior"; "deviant ideas"


  1. Deviantadjective

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


  1. deviantnoun

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

    He was branded as a deviant and ostracized.

  2. deviantnoun

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

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

  3. deviantadjective

    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. Deviantadjective



  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

Examples of deviant in a Sentence

  1. Imohimi Edgal:

    It is the duty of everybody, not only the police, to ensure that such antisocial behavior, such social vices, such crimes, are checked so that we can create communities that protect our children from such deviant behavior.

  2. Jeffrey Swanson:

    If we were to cure mental illness, all of it, tomorrow, how much of our violence problem would go down ? It would go down about 4 percent, the mass shooters, with some exception, have been angry, alienated, emotionally trouble young men who act out these incredibly deviant cultural scripts and have access to firearms.

  3. Aidan Key:

    My compassion is there for the parents. All any parent wants is love for their children, for their children to live good lives. Transgender is such a new thing in society and we've not faced it or discussed it as a society. We've kept it in a dark corner where some people still think it's some deviant sexual behavior, if the parents would have reached out for more information, or said 'This is a lot. We need some time,' or if they had access to a group that would welcome them to talk, that might have made the difference for Leelah.

  4. David Lee:

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

  5. Police Cmdr. Greg McEachern:

    These assaults were not date rapes. They were not acquaintance rapes. These assaults were violent rapes committed by a serial rapist -- a sexual deviant predator who was not going to stop until it was caught.

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