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DEVIANT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does deviant mean? 

DEVIANT (noun)
  The noun DEVIANT has 1 sense:

1. a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior

  Familiarity information: DEVIANT used as a noun is very rare.


DEVIANT (adjective)
  The adjective DEVIANT has 1 sense:

1. markedly different from an accepted norm

  Familiarity information: DEVIANT used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DEVIANT (noun)


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Meaning:

A person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

degenerate; deviant; deviate; pervert

Hypernyms ("deviant" is a kind of...):

miscreant; reprobate (a person without moral scruples)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "deviant"):

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)

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; sod; sodomist; sodomite (someone who engages in anal copulation (especially a male who engages in anal copulation with another male))


DEVIANT (adjective)


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Meaning:

Markedly different from an accepted norm

Synonyms:

aberrant; deviant; deviate

Context examples:

aberrant behavior / deviant ideas

Similar:

abnormal (not normal; not typical or usual or regular or conforming to a norm)


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