[ uh-ber-uhnt, ab-er- ]
/ əˈbɛr ənt, ˈæb ər- /
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departing from the right, normal, or usual course.
deviating from the ordinary, usual, or normal type; exceptional; abnormal.
an aberrant person, thing, group, etc.
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Origin of aberrant
OTHER WORDS FROM aberrantab·er·rance, ab·er·ran·cy, nounab·er·rant·ly, adverb
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH aberrantaberrant , abhorrent
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How to use aberrant in a sentence
It’s the political equivalent of a layup, rejecting wild and obviously untrue claims as bizarre and aberrant.The Republican Party tries to figure out the path forward|Philip Bump|February 2, 2021|Washington Post
"Gravitational interference X40, gyroscopic aberrancy one minute 29," he called.
British Dictionary definitions for aberrant
/ (æˈbɛrənt) /
deviating from the normal or usual type, as certain animals from the group in which they are classified
behaving in an abnormal or untypical way
deviating from truth, morality, etc
Derived forms of aberrantaberrance or aberrancy, noun
Word Origin for aberrant
rare before c19: from the present participle of Latin aberrāre to wander away
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