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.
deviating, esp. from what is considered normal in a group or for a society
Origin of deviantfrom Late Latin devians, present participle of deviare: see deviate
a person whose behavior is deviant
Differing from a norm or from the accepted standards of a society.
One that differs from a norm, especially a person whose behavior and attitudes differ from accepted social standards.
Origin of deviantMiddle English deviaunt from Late Latin dēviāns dēviant- present participle of dēviāre to deviate ; see deviate .
- de′vi·ance de′vi·an·cy
(comparative more deviant, superlative most deviant)
NounSee also: déviant