Deviant De"vi*ant, a. 1. Deviating. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

2. having behavior or characteristics differing from that which is normal or expected, especially in an undesirable or socially disapproved manner; as, deviant behavior.

Syn: deviate. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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