- The definition of a deviant is a person whose behavior is different from those in "normal" society and culture.
An example of a deviant is someone with multiple and simultaneous relationships.
Origin: ; from Late Latin devians, present participle of deviare: see deviate
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Origin: Middle English deviaunt, from Late Latin dēviāns, dēviant-, present participle of dēviāre, to deviate; see deviate.
- deˈvi·ance, deˈvi·an·cy noun
deviant - Medical Definition
- deviance, deˈvi·an·cy noun