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de·vi·ant

 (dē′vē-ənt)
adj.
Differing from a norm or from the accepted standards of a society.
n.
One that differs from a norm, especially a person whose behavior and attitudes differ from accepted social standards.

[Middle English deviaunt, from Late Latin dēviāns, dēviant-, present participle of dēviāre, to deviate; see deviate.]

de′vi·ance, de′vi·an·cy n.

deviant

(ˈdiːvɪənt)
adj
(Sociology) deviating, as from what is considered acceptable behaviour
n
(Sociology) a person whose behaviour, esp sexual behaviour, deviates from what is considered to be acceptable

de•vi•ant

(ˈdi vi ənt)

adj.
1. deviating or departing from the norm; characterized by deviation.
n.
2. a person or thing that deviates or departs markedly from the accepted norm.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.deviant - a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behaviordeviant - a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior
fetishist - one who engages in fetishism (especially of a sexual nature)
masochist - someone who obtains pleasure from receiving punishment
nympho, nymphomaniac - a woman with abnormal sexual desires
child molester, paederast, pederast - a man who has sex (usually sodomy) with a boy as the passive partner
paedophile, pedophile - an adult who is sexually attracted to children
miscreant, reprobate - a person without moral scruples
sadist - someone who obtains pleasure from inflicting pain or others
sadomasochist - someone who enjoys both sadism and masochism
lech, lecher, letch, satyr - man with strong sexual desires
bugger, sodomist, sodomite, sod - someone who engages in anal copulation (especially a male who engages in anal copulation with another male)
Adj.1.deviant - markedly different from an accepted norm; "aberrant behavior"; "deviant ideas"
abnormal, unnatural - not normal; not typical or usual or regular or conforming to a norm; "abnormal powers of concentration"; "abnormal amounts of rain"; "abnormal circumstances"; "an abnormal interest in food"

deviant

adjective
1. perverted, sick (informal), twisted, bent (slang), abnormal, queer (informal, derogatory), warped, perverse, wayward, kinky (slang), devious, deviate, freaky (slang), aberrant, pervy (slang), sicko (informal) social reactions to deviant and criminal behaviour
perverted straight, normal, conventional, orthodox, straightforward
noun
1. pervert, freak, queer (informal, derogatory), misfit, sicko (informal), odd type a dangerous deviant who lived rough

deviant

adjectivenoun
One whose sexual behavior differs from the accepted norm:
Translations
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afwijkelingafwijkend
deviant

deviant

[ˈdiːvɪənt]
A. ADJ (gen) (also Psych, Ling) → desviado
B. N persona de conducta desviada

deviant

[ˈdiːviənt]
adj [behaviour, thinking] → déviant(e)
n (= person) → déviant(e) m/f

deviant

adj behaviourabweichend, deviant (spec)
n jd, der von der Norm abweicht, → Deviant m (spec)

deviant

[ˈdiːvɪənt]
1. adj (behaviour) → deviante; (development) → anormale; (sexually) → pervertito/a
2. ndeviante m/f (also sexual deviant) → pervertito/a
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