Definition of 'deviant'
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And how long have they been screening against such rare deviant behaviour? Times, Sunday Times (2009)For the very vulnerable it gives them a platform, a licence to express their extreme and deviant behaviour. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It is important to recognize that not all deviant acts are criminal, and that not all criminal acts are universally regarded as deviant. Sociology (1995)
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Translations for 'deviant'
British English: deviant ADJECTIVE
Deviant behaviour or thinking is different from what people normally consider to be acceptable.
...the social reactions to deviant and criminal behaviour.
Definition of deviant from the Collins English Dictionary
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