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Deviant vs. Devious — What's the Difference?

Deviant vs. Devious — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Deviant and Devious

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Deviant

Departing from usual or accepted standards, especially in social or sexual behaviour
Deviant behaviour
A deviant ideology
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Devious

Not straightforward; shifty
A devious character.
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Deviant

A deviant person or thing
Killers, deviants, and those whose actions are beyond most human comprehension
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Devious

Departing from the correct or accepted way; erring
Achieved success by devious means.
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Deviant

Differing from a norm or from the accepted standards of a society.
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Devious

Deviating from the straight or direct course; roundabout
A devious route.
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Deviant

One that differs from a norm, especially a person whose behavior and attitudes differ from accepted social standards.
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Devious

Away from a main road or course; distant or removed.
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Deviant

Characterized by deviation from an expectation or a social standard.
At the trial, the extent of his deviant behavior became clear.
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Devious

Cunning or deceiving, not straightforward or honest, not frank.
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Deviant

A person who deviates, especially from norms of social behavior.
He was branded as a deviant and ostracized.
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Devious

Roundabout, circuitous, deviating from the direct or ordinary route.
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Deviant

A thing, phenomenon, or trend that deviates from an expectation or pattern.
As the graph shows, the March sales trend is the deviant.
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Devious

Out of a straight line; winding; varying from directness; as, a devious path or way.
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Deviant

(Internet) A member of the online art community DeviantArt.
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Devious

Going out of the right or common course; going astray; erring; wandering; as, a devious step.
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Deviant

Deviating.
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Devious

Indirect in departing from the accepted or proper way; misleading;
Used devious means to achieve success
Gave oblique answers to direct questions
Oblique political maneuvers
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Deviant

Having behavior or characteristics differing from that which is normal or expected, especially in an undesirable or socially disapproved manner; as, deviant behavior.
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Devious

Characterized by insincerity or deceit; evasive;
A devious character
Shifty eyes
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Deviant

A person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior
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Devious

Deviating from a straight course;
A scenic but devious route
A long and circuitous journey by train and boat
A roundabout route avoided rush-hour traffic
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Deviant

Markedly different from an accepted norm;
Aberrent behavior
Deviant ideas
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