Origin of deviant
OTHER WORDS FROM deviantnon·de·vi·ant, adjective, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH deviantdeviant , deviate
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How to use deviant in a sentence
They also expressly rejected new studies from the psychological world that argued against classifying homosexuality as a deviant behavior that could be overcome through therapy.Even LDS leaders are struggling to get Mormons vaccinated against the coronavirus|Benjamin Park|August 24, 2021|Washington Post
It’s easy to see how plenty of people could find those paths appealing rather than deviant.Why it’s so satisfying to root for Disney villains|Aja Romano|May 28, 2021|Vox
Desiring fat people is something deviant to be hidden, to find shame in, to closet.
Brennan accused the three of causing riots, called them “deviants” and rode off down the trail, according to Lopez’s affidavit.Bethesda bike-trail assailant pleads guilty to assault in flier-snatching case|Dan Morse|December 16, 2020|Washington Post
Rick Zbur, Equality California’s executive director, said it’s been common throughout the struggle for LGBTQ rights for opponents to advance a narrative that LGBTQ individuals are deviants or predators.Sacramento Report: The Debate Over SB 145 Sure Escalated Quickly|Voice of San Diego|September 18, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Apparently fans want Star Wars to become more sexually deviant.‘Space Oddity’ From Space, Frankie Valli Sings & More Viral Videos|The Daily Beast Video|May 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The report made reference to “the deviant group,” the preferred euphemism that state-run media there uses for al Qaeda.Is al Qaeda’s Attention Now Turning to United Arab Emirates?|Eli Lake|December 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The "deviant trend" is a title used by those who oppose Ahmadinejad to describe certain people close to him, including Mashaei.
One of the individuals said to belong to the “deviant trend” is Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei.
A book that will remain relevant as long as governments use ludicrous forms of subterfuge to disguise deviant behavior.
Under the circumstances, deviant behavior could not be tolerated.The Status Civilization|Robert Sheckley
Another deviant, already tried and found guilty, was ready to be exiled from Earth and imprisoned on one of the Penal Asteroids.The Penal Cluster|Ivar Jorgensen (AKA Randall Garrett)
It smelled the outpouring of certain glands, tasted a deviant brain wave.Watchbird|Robert Sheckley
When a person is judged by social standards to be deviant and even evil, however, it is difficult to summon caring.Nursing as Caring|Anne Boykin
People whose greatest crime might have been lack of enthusiasm feared that they might be suspected of deviant political beliefs.Area Handbook for Romania|Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole