pervert, deviant, deviate, degenerate(adj)
a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior
aberrant, deviant, deviate(verb)
markedly different from an accepted norm
"aberrant behavior"; "deviant ideas"
turn aside; turn away from
deviate, vary, diverge, depart(verb)
be at variance with; be out of line with
go, alter, quit, variegate, motley, sidetrack, divert, take leave, go away, start out, take off, vary, change, part, start, set off, digress, depart, pull up stakes, straggle, set forth, leave, set out, deviate, diverge
cause to turn away from a previous or expected course
"The river was deviated to prevent flooding"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
In some cases a thing is spoken of as bent where the parts make an angle; but oftener to bend is understood to be to draw to or through a curve; as, to bend a bow. To submit or yield is to bend the mind humbly to another's wishes. To incline or influence is to bend another's wishes toward our own; to persuade is to draw them quite over. To warp is to bend silently through the whole fiber, as a board in the sun. To crook is to bend irregularly, as a crooked stick. Deflect, deviate, and diverge are said of any turning away; deviate commonly of a slight and gradual movement, diverge of a more sharp and decided one. To bias is to cut across the texture, or incline to one side; in figurative use always with an unfavorable import. Mold is a stronger work than bend; we may bend by a superior force that which still resists the constraint; as, a bent bow; we mold something plastic entirely to some desired form.
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