English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'deviation'

(noun) 
a clear example of deviation from the norm
Synonyms
departure
This album is a considerable departure from her previous work.
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change
It makes a nice change to see you in a good mood for once.
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variation
Every day without variation my grandfather ate a plate of ham.
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shift
a shift in policy
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alteration
Her jacket and skirt were still awaiting alteration.
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discrepancy
the discrepancy between press and radio reports
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inconsistency
the alleged inconsistencies in her evidence
, ,
aberration
The incident was not just an aberration, not just a single incident.
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variance
the variances in the stock price
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divergence
There's substantial divergence of opinion in the party.
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fluctuation
Don't worry about tiny fluctuations in your weight.
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irregularity
charges arising from alleged financial irregularities
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digression
the text is full of digressions

Additional synonyms

in the sense of aberration
Definition
a sudden change from what is normal, accurate, or correct
The incident was not just an aberration, not just a single incident.
in the sense of alteration
Definition
a change or modification
Her jacket and skirt were still awaiting alteration.
Synonyms
remodelling,
diversification,
makeover,
reshaping,
transmutation
in the sense of change
Definition
variety or novelty
It makes a nice change to see you in a good mood for once.
Synonyms
break (informal),
diversion (British),
whole new ball game (informal)

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