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Pronunciation: [ɐbˈɛɹənt] (IPA)

Aberrant is a term used to describe something or someone that deviates from the usual or expected norm. There are a number of synonyms that can be used to describe something that is aberrant, including abnormal, deviant, anomalous, atypical, quirky, bizarre, unusual, strange, odd, eccentric, and wayward. Each of these synonyms conveys a slightly different nuance of meaning, but they all share the common thread of suggesting that something is not conforming to the expected or accepted standards. Whether you are looking for a word to describe a situation, behavior, or personality trait, the word "aberrant" and its many synonyms can help you find just the right word.

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The word "aberrant" refers to something that is unusual, deviant, or divergent from the norm. When seeking antonyms for this word, it is useful to consider synonyms such as normal, typical, and standard. Another useful antonym might be predictable, as aberrant implies a certain degree of unpredictability or irregularity. Other potential antonyms to consider might include conformist, orthodox, ordinary, and conventional, all of which suggest a sense of adherence to established norms or conventions. Ultimately, the choice of antonym will depend on the specific context in which it is used, as well as the intended meaning and tone of the text.

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Usage examples for Aberrant

Mr. Gammie sent me a bird unmistakably of this species-Blyth's aberrant Tree-Warbler-together with the lining of a nest and three eggs.
"The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1"
Allan O. Hume
I cannot pass from this subject without enforcing, as a practical comment, the necessity of asylum physicians having a very liberal supply of holidays, so as to insure a complete change of thought from not only the objective but the subjective world in which they live, and this before the time comes when they are unable to throw off their work from their minds, as happened to a hard-working friend of mine, who, even during his holiday among the Alps, must needs dream one night that he was making a post-mortem upon himself, and on another night rose from his bed in a state of somnambulism to perform certain aberrant and disorderly acts, not unlike what his patients would have performed in the day.
"Chapters in the History of the Insane in the British Isles"
Daniel Hack Tuke
635. 57 Neither space nor present occasion warrants discussion of the curious aphrodisian cults found among many peoples, usually in the barbaric stage of development; it may be noted merely that this is an aberrant branch from the main stem of institutional growth.
"The Siouan Indians"
W. J. McGee

Famous quotes with Aberrant

  • I had found again and again that the most aberrant population of a species - often having reached species rank, and occasionally classified even as a separate genus - occurred at a peripheral location, indeed usually at the most isolated peripheral location.
    Ernst Mayr
  • A man with a talent does what is expected of him, makes his way, constructs, is an engineer, a composer, a builder of bridges. It's the natural order of things that he construct objects outside himself and his family. The woman who does so is aberrant. We have to expiate for this cursed talent someone handed out to us, by mistake, in the black mystery of genetics.
    May Sarton
  • "It was selfish and nothing more. The same way a child doesn't want to share her favorite toy. I understand that secrecy is part of, well, an aberrant behavior system. It comes from a bad place, not a place of light and generosity. And when you deprive your friends, or someone like your son Gunner, of experiences like I had, you're basically stealing from them. You're depriving them of something they have a right to. Knowledge is a basic human right. Equal access to all possible human experience is a basic human right."
    Dave Eggers
  • My thesis can be stated simply: scribes occasionally altered the words of their sacred texts to make them more patently orthodox and to prevent their misuse by Christians who espoused aberrant views.
    Bart D. Ehrman
  • I thought his lack of curiosity must be monumental, but I was wrong. It turned out that he had some queer notions about the morality of the whole process, ideas he had gotten from some weirdly aberrant religion in his childhood. I had heard of the cult, as you can hardly avoid it if you know any history. It had said little about ethics, being more interested in arbitrary regulations.
    John Varley

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