- to turn aside, as from a route, way, course, etc.
- to depart or swerve, as from a procedure, course of action, or acceptable norm.
- to digress, as from a line of thought or reasoning.
- to cause to swerve; turn aside.
- characterized by deviation or departure from an accepted norm or standard, as of behavior.
- a person or thing that departs from the accepted norm or standard.
- a person whose sexual behavior departs from the norm in a way that is considered socially or morally unacceptable.
- Statistics. a variable equal to the difference between a variate and some fixed value, often the mean.
Origin of deviate
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Related Words for undeviatinglyprecisely, plainly, actually, completely, simply, directly, truly, really, straight, away, dead, regularly, right, now, due, direct, straightaway, absolutely, correctly, faithfully
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Historical Examples of undeviatingly
The animal she rode knew the way to Wallarroo, and followed it undeviatingly.Rosa Mundi and Other Stories
Ethel M. Dell
Their determination to support this pledge, the French Government has uniformly and undeviatingly declared.
Few recorded careers illustrate so exactly, regularly, and undeviatingly the lessons of the moralist as that of Bianca.A Decade of Italian Women, v. II (of 2)
T. Adolphus Trollope
Her eyes were undeviatingly fixed on a point a few feet ahead and to the right of the bow.The Huntress
They undeviatingly demeaned themselves with the firmness and modest dignity of conscious innocence.The Life of Hugo Grotius
- (usually intr) to differ or diverge or cause to differ or diverge, as in belief or thought
- (usually intr) to turn aside or cause to turn aside; diverge or cause to diverge
- (intr) psychol to depart from an accepted standard or convention
- another word for deviant
Word Origin for deviate
1630s, from Late Latin deviatus, past participle of deviare "to turn out of the way" (see deviant). Related: Deviated; deviating. The noun meaning "sexual pervert" is attested from 1912.