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deviant

 [de´ve-ant]
1. varying from a determinable standard.
2. a person with characteristics varying from what is considered standard or normal.
sexual deviant a person exhibiting sexual deviation.

de·vi·ant

(dē'vē-ant),
1. Denoting or indicative of deviation. Synonym(s): aberrant (3) , abnormal (2) Compare: normal.
2. A person exhibiting deviation, especially sexual.

deviant

/de·vi·ant/ (de´ve-int)
1. varying from a determinable standard.
2. a person with characteristics varying from what is considered standard or normal.

deviant

[dē′vē·ənt]
Etymology: L, deviare, to turn aside
pertaining to a person or object that departs from what is considered normal or standard.

de·vi·ant

(dē'vē-ănt)
1. Denoting or indicative of deviation.
2. An individual exhibiting deviation, especially sexual.

deviant

varying from a determinable standard.
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