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adjective uk   us   /ˈdiː.vi.ənt/ (US also deviate)
used to describe a person or behaviour that is not usual and is generally considered to be unacceptable


noun [C] uk   us   /ˈdiː.vi.ənt/ disapproving
someone whose behaviour, especially sexual behaviour, is deviant: a sexual deviant
noun [U] uk   us   /-əns/
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