deviant Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"deviant" in British English

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deviantadjective

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

deviantnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈdiː.vi.ənt/ disapproving
someone whose ​behaviour, ​especiallysexualbehaviour, is deviant: a ​sexual deviant
deviance
noun [U] uk   us   /-əns/
(Definition of deviant from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"deviant" in American English

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deviantadjective

 us   /ˈdi·vi·ənt/
differing from the ​acceptedstandard
deviance
noun [U]  us   /ˈdi·vi·əns/
(Definition of deviant from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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