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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The character or behavior of one that differs from a norm, especially a person whose behavior and attitudes differ from accepted social standards

Usage examples (24)
  • Hierarchists trust experts, but believe social deviancy is very risky.
  • Egalitarians and communitarians worry about technology, but think that social deviancy is no big deal.
  • Homosexuality has always been taboo in the country, but a surge of killings followed religious leaders 'sermons condemning "deviancy".
  • Your goal has been to define Iranian deviancy down. for more
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