aberrant aberrant  /æ ˈbɛ rənt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) one whose behavior departs substantially from the norm of a group
  2. (adj) markedly different from an accepted norm

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Usage(s):

  1. The establishment tried to portray the anti-war protesters as aberrant few, but as their numbers swelled the establishment could not ignore them anymore.
  2. The aberrant behavior of the killer was manifest for many years but his friends and family chose to ignore it.
  3. It would be wrong to dismiss the London riots as the handiwork of a few disaffected and aberrant people.

News

  1. Doctors Badmouthing Other Doctors

    Surely, I thought, the doctor who had trashed a colleague was out of line, his comments aberrant. But it didn’t take long for me to recall instances when friends and I had been equally critical about other doctors’ work.
    on July 11, 2013     Source: New York Times

  2. Doctor and Patient: Doctors Badmouthing Other Doctors

    Surely, I thought, the doctor who had trashed a colleague was out of line, his comments aberrant. But it didn’t take long for me to recall instances when friends and I had been equally critical about other doctors’ work.        
    on July 11, 2013     Source: New York Times

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Quotes

  1. Also in the wide-ranging AP questionnaire in 1992, Huckabee said, "I feel homosexuality is an aberrant, unnatural, and sinful lifestyle, and we now know it can pose a dangerous public health risk."
    on Dec 8, 2007 By: Mike Huckabee Source: Washington Post

  2. "If we had an aberrant missile, one that looked like it was headed for Hawaii, we might consider it, but I don't think we have any plans to do anything like that at this point," Gates said.
    on Mar 29, 2009 By: Robert Gates Source: Reuters UK

  3. "You don't normally engage in conversations by threatening to launch intercontinental ballistic missiles, and it's not a way to produce a conversation because if you acquiesce in aberrant behavior, you simply encourage the repetition of it, which...
    on Jun 21, 2006 By: John Bolton Source: USA Today

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