(noun, adjective, verb)


1. markedly different from an accepted norm

- deviant ideas

Similar word(s): abnormal, unnatural, aberrant, deviant


1. a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior

Similar word(s): degenerate, deviant, pervert

Definition categories: person, miscreant, reprobate


1. turn aside; turn away from

Similar word(s): divert

Definition categories: motion, turn

2. be at variance with; be out of line with

Similar word(s): depart, diverge, vary

Definition categories: stative, differ

3. cause to turn away from a previous or expected course

- The river was deviated to prevent flooding

Definition categories: motion, divert

Sentences with deviate as a verb:

- His exhibition of nude paintings deviated from local censorship norms.