deviant

deviant

[dee-vee-uhnt]
adjective
1.
deviating or departing from the norm; characterized by deviation: deviant social behavior.
noun
2.
a person or thing that deviates or departs markedly from the accepted norm.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin dēviant- (stem of dēviāns, present participle of dēviāre to deviate), equivalent to Latin dē- de- + vi(a) road, way + -ant- -ant

nondeviant, adjective, noun

deviant, deviate.
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deviant (ˈdiːvɪənt)
 
adj
1.  deviating, as from what is considered acceptable behaviour
 
n
2.  a person whose behaviour, esp sexual behaviour, deviates from what is considered to be acceptable

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deviant
c.1400 (adj.), from L.L. deviantem, prp. of deviare "turn aside," from L. phrase de via, from de "off" + via "way." The noun, in the sexual sense, is attested from 1952; also deviate (n.), recorded since 1912.
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deviant 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.


de'vi·ance or de'vi·an·cy n.
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