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deviant

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

deviant

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