deviant deviant  /ˈdi vi ənt/


  1. (n) a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior
  2. (adj) markedly different from an accepted norm



  1. When authors Ryan Mathews and Watts Wacker call someone a deviant, they intend it as high praise.
  2. Each of us is deviant in some way.
  3. Then terrible things will happen to him, and he will be humiliated on national TV, and everyone will know that he your consumer is a total deviant.


  1. Kazakhstan Reiterates American Adoption Ban

    Americans are still forbidden from adopting Kazakh children, an official in Astana has said. The ban will continue until Kazakhstan receives a satisfactory explanation from US authorities about the circumstances in which two orphans from the Central Asian state were found in a home for troubled kids last year. The two children were found on a ranch housing children with “deviant behavior” in ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: EurasiaNet

  2. Theory Watch: Cronuts Are A Texas Creation

    Cronut, the deviant croissant-donut hybrid whose novelty first swept New York and now the nation , has reach its insanity saturation point. [ more › ]
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Austinist

  3. Former Lee Co. Disc Jockey given new, tougher prison sentence

    A former Lee County radio personality has been sentenced for a second time after being convicted of having deviant sexual intercourse with a child under the age of 12.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: WSFA 12 Montgomery


  1. Stephen Colbert reacted with mock outrage on Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" Monday night: "They knew that they were dealing with a lustful, pansexual rock 'n' roll deviant," said Colbert, who joked that the sheet hid (not enhanced)...
    on Feb 6, 2007 By: Stephen Colbert Source: Washington Post

  2. Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh accused the rebels on Monday of being "ignorant forces of darkness who adopted deviant terrorist and racist ideas ...... which don't believe in democracy or freedom. They are agents who have sold themselves to...
    on Feb 19, 2007 By: Ali Abdullah Saleh Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "While most Americans use pre-paid mobile devices lawfully, the anonymous nature of these devices gives too much cover to individuals looking to use them for deviant, dangerous means," Sen. John Cornyn, the Texas Republican cosponsoring the...
    on Jun 13, 2010 By: John Cornyn Source: Gotham Gazette

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