deviancy
noun (plural -cies) Date: 1947 deviance

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  • deviancy — deviance UK [ˈdiːvɪəns] / US [ˈdɪvɪəns] or deviancy UK [ˈdiːvɪənsɪ] / US [ˈdɪvɪənsɪ] noun [uncountable] formal behaviour that most people do not consider normal or morally correct sexual deviance …   English dictionary

  • deviancy — deviant ► ADJECTIVE ▪ diverging from normal standards, especially in social or sexual behaviour. ► NOUN ▪ a deviant person. DERIVATIVES deviance noun deviancy noun …   English terms dictionary

  • deviancy — See deviance. * * * …   Universalium

  • deviancy — noun /ˈdiː.viːnsiː/ the state of being deviant, abnormal or anomalous …   Wiktionary

  • deviancy — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The condition of being abnormal: aberrance, aberrancy, aberration, abnormality, anomaly, deviance, deviation, irregularity, preternaturalness, unnaturalness. See GOOD, USUAL …   English dictionary for students

  • deviancy — de·vi·an·cy …   English syllables

  • deviancy — ənsē noun ( es) Etymology: deviant + cy : the character or behavior of a deviant …   Useful english dictionary

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