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aberrant

a be ruhnt

  • n  one whose behavior departs substantially from the norm of a group
  • s  markedly different from an accepted norm
    aberrant behavior

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

  • 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.
    July 11, 2013 - New York Times
  • 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.        
    July 11, 2013 - New York Times
Quotes

  • Mike Huckabee in Washington Post
    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."
  • Robert Gates in Reuters UK
    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.
  • Charles Prince in AFP
    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... John Bolton http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_R._Bolton&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNGFdl7rd8fsXL4NN_GMYVtT3W11mg USA Today http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2006-06-21-NKorea-missile_x.htm%3FPOE%3DNEWISVA&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNGUQXOpo6c_Bxb3EKZYg1ePTf_YJw Jun 21, 2006 142 520 aberration We see this quarter's overall poor trading performance as an aberration," Prince stated.

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