Pronunciation: (a’be-runt or ‘a-bu-runt [N. Amer], a-bu-runt [Brit])
- One whose behavior departs substantially from the norm of a group
- Markedly different from an accepted norm
Synonyms: deviant, deviate
Derived forms: aberrants
Quotations: Anton LaVey- Yeah, well, I’m crazy, but I’m not stupid, hopefully. And I think we’re all a bit crazy if we do anything that’s deviant. I’ve studied a great deal on deviance and aberrant behavior. Most of the interesting people I’ve ever met have been deviant in one form or another.
Roger Tory Peterson– My father said you can’t make a living in birds… my relatives all went into business: bankers, stockbrokers. However, they eventually lost it all and died in wheelchairs. Sometimes you have to be a little aberrant.
Alan Greenspan – In more vulnerable countries where the principal bank’s guarantee is more likely to be called upon and where cost might deter some aberrant borrowing.
Anthony Chan – This big decline may seem a little on the aberrant side, and we have to be careful about it, but at least some of it has to be real.
Mark Tooley – Book of Daniel perhaps failed because it showed an elite world of liberal religion with which most Americans cannot relate. Like much of the Episcopal hierarchy today, it was preoccupied more with the aberrant than with the enduring norms for human behavior. And like the declining Episcopal Church as a whole, it turned out to be a failure.
Javier Zuniga – While the government continues to try to claim that the abuse of detainees in US custody was mainly due to a few ‘aberrant’ soldiers, there is clear evidence to the contrary.
- What is equally striking to me is this there isn’t a sense of a community solving problems together; rather there’s punishment for aberrant
- We lose sleep over that. But I think Michael J. Fox who played ultra-conservative kid Alex Keaton in ‘Family Ties’ was aberrant.
- There are enough fossils showing distinctive features to rule out the possibility these are unusual or aberrant modern humans.
- Truly aberrant in nature.
- 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.
- I think a real marker is if a leader has aberrant theology and is not held accountable.
- My view is the previous months were the aberrant month, and June makes more sense.
- He finds the practices that have been publicized aberrant like everyone else does and is deeply opposed to using torture as an interrogation technique. He was concerned that the amendment, however, would put at risk some of our undercover officers by making them subject to two sets of laws governing their conduct.
- This event is tragic in every way possible. It is tragic for the victim, for the family and for this young man whose life had never had an iota of violent behavior. This shows how horribly dangerous methamphetamine is and how aberrant people are under its influence.
- Platygonus is an aberrant type which died out in the Pleistocene.
- This is a rather aberrant species of Buarremon, as yet only known from Tucuman, where it was discovered by Schulz.
- In the Malacostraca, an elongated heart with numerous segmentally arranged ostia is found only in the aberrant group of Stomatopoda and in the transitional Phyllocarida.
- On the other two nights in March, the directional trend at Tampico was northward with few or no aberrant components.
- The more aberrant any form is, the greater must have been the number of connecting forms which, on my theory, have been exterminated.
- There are also some aberrant types which possess complex or multi-tubercular teeth.
- It fought against religious enthusiasm, which should have been its ally, and it forced doctrinal orthodoxy upon honest doubt and aberrant opinion.
- The muscles of the fore limbs are most aberrant, but at the same time more uniformly developed than those of the hinder extremities.
- Black went first, then Garth, into an inner hallway, which was saturated with this aberrant radiance.
- By their means the less aberrant are brought into nearer conformity with Nature’s stern requirements.
- The second or typical subfamily, Vespertilioninae, includes all the remaining members of the family with the exception of the aberrant Molossinae.
- In the apes and lemurs, on the contrary, the ground-dwellers are the aberrant forms, stray wanderers from the host.
- Figure 190 shows the small dyad, and figure 189 an aberrant one which may be its mate.
- The former is guided by physical force, and the extinction of the aberrant.
- The more aberrant genera, however, even while they consisted each of several species, were comparatively short lived.
- Naturally one would expect to find some other eccentricities in this aberrant family besides that of parasitism, and in this expectation one is not disappointed.
- Lastly, it may be noted that the instinct of appetite in man is largely aberrant.
- In like manner people who live by aberrant mores die.
- These aberrant lines are much more common in the dramatic blank verse of the seventeenth century.
- The more aberrant any form is, the greater must be the number of connecting forms which on my theory have been exterminated and utterly lost.
- It means that only the parent, which is presumably not immortal, is aberrant.