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That man is a creature who needs order yet yearns for change is the creative contradiction at the heart of the laws which structure his conformity and define his deviancy.
Freda Adler

Meaning of "deviancy" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF DEVIANCY

deviancy  [ˈdiːvɪənsɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DEVIANCY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Deviancy is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES DEVIANCY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Deviance (sociology)

In sociology, deviance describes actions or behaviors that violate social norms, including formally enacted rules, as well as informal violations of social norms. It is the purview of sociologists, psychologists, psychiatrists, and criminologists to study how these norms are created, how they change over time and how they are enforced. Norms are rules and expectations by which members of society are conventionally guided. Deviance is an absence of conformity to these norms. Social norms differ from culture to culture. For example, a deviant act can be committed in one society that breaks a social norm there, but may be normal for another society. Viewing deviance as a violation of social norms, sociologists have characterized it as "any thought, feeling, or action that members of a social group judge to be a violation of their values or rules "or group" conduct, that violates definitions of appropriate and inappropriate conduct shared by the members of a social system.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DEVIANCY


abeyancy
əˈbeɪənsɪ
buoyancy
ˈbɔɪənsɪ
chatoyancy
ʃəˈtɔɪənsɪ
compliancy
kəmˈplaɪənsɪ
conveniency
kənˈviːnɪənsɪ
ebulliency
ɪˈbʌlɪənsɪ
expediency
ɪkˈspiːdɪənsɪ
faineancy
ˈfeɪnɪənsɪ
irradiancy
ɪˈreɪdɪənsɪ
leniency
ˈliːnɪənsɪ
luxuriancy
lʌɡˈzjʊərɪənsɪ
parturiency
pɑːˈtjʊərɪənsɪ
pliancy
ˈplaɪənsɪ
prosiliency
prəʊˈzɪlɪənsɪ
radiancy
ˈreɪdɪənsɪ
recreancy
ˈrɛkrɪənsɪ
resiliency
rɪˈzɪlɪənsɪ
saliency
ˈseɪlɪənsɪ
subserviency
səbˈsɜːvɪənsɪ
transiency
ˈtrænzɪənsɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DEVIANCY

deviance
deviant
deviate
deviated drilling
deviation
deviationism
deviationist
deviative
deviator
deviatory
device
deviceful
devil
devil of
devil ray
devil worship
devil-may-care
devil´s advocate
devil´s bit
devil´s bit scabious

WORDS THAT END LIKE DEVIANCY

accountancy
brilliancy
Clancy
conservancy
consultancy
discrepancy
expectancy
fancy
incompliancy
invariancy
life expectancy
nancy
occupancy
physiciancy
pregnancy
redundancy
relevancy
riancy
vacancy
valiancy

Synonyms and antonyms of deviancy in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «deviancy» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DEVIANCY

Find out the translation of deviancy to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of deviancy from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «deviancy» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

变态
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

desviación
570 millions of speakers

English

deviancy
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

deviancy
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الانحراف
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

девиаций
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

deviancy
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

deviancy
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

déviance
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Deviancy
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Devianz
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

逸脱
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

일탈
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Deviancy
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

deviancy
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

deviancy
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

देवभक्ती
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sapkınlığın
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

devianza
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dewiacji
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

девіацій
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

deviancy
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

παρεκτροπής
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

afwykings
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

deviancy
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

deviancy
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of deviancy

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DEVIANCY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about deviancy

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QUOTES WITH «DEVIANCY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word deviancy.
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Freda Adler
That man is a creature who needs order yet yearns for change is the creative contradiction at the heart of the laws which structure his conformity and define his deviancy.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DEVIANCY»

Discover the use of deviancy in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to deviancy and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Deviancy in Early Rabbinic Literature: A Collection of ...
This study of early Rabbinic texts provides fresh and fascinating insights into the attitudes of the Rabbis towards "outsiders."
Simcha Fishbane, 2007
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Strangers in Our Midst: Sexual Deviancy in Postwar Ontario
Strangers in Our Midst explores the popularization of sexual deviancy as a way of understanding sexual behaviour, the emergence of legislation in Canada directed at sex offenders, and the evolution of treatment programs in Ontario.Popular ...
Elise Rose Chenier, 2008
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Drugs, Deviancy and Democracy in Iran: The Interaction of ...
Explores the mounting problems of drug use in Iran, how treatment became legalized in 1998, how local NGOs offer methadone treatment in Tehran and face continuous political challenges in doing so, and how drug use is critically discussed in ...
Janne Bjerre Christensen, 2011
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Visions of Filth: Deviancy and Social Control in the Novels ...
This book explores how notions of deviancy and social control are dramatized in the novels of the late nineteenth-century Spanish realist author Benito Pérez Galdós.
Teresa Fuentes Peris, 2003
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New Directions in Crime and Deviancy
New Directions in Crime and Deviancy Criminology is at a crossroads. In the last two decades it has largely failed to produce the kind of new intellectual frameworks and empirical data that might help us explain the high levels of crime and ...
Simon Winlow, Rowland Atkinson, 2013
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Social Deviancy and Adolescent Personality: An Analytical ...
An analytical study, with the MMPI, of the interrelationships of behavior and personality.
John C. Ball, 1973
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Assessment and Treatment of Sex Offenders: A Handbook
The two main types of abusers identified using this system were termed High Deviancy and Low Deviancy in terms of the differences between groups on psychometric measures. High Deviancy child abusers are defined as having a high level ...
Anthony R. Beech, Leam A. Craig, Kevin D. Browne, 2009
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Deviance and Social Control in Sport
For the sake of conceptual convenience, we bracket existing approaches in deviancy research into four main conceptual categories: violence and aggression theories, subculture theories, identity politics theories, and victimology theories ( see ...
Michael Atkinson, Kevin Young, 2008
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Delinquency and Deviancy: A Path Analytic Study of the ...
Juvenile sexual offenders (JSO) are reported to commit almost one-quarter of all sexual offenses; however, the abundance of research has focused on adult sexual offenders.
James Michael Wood (Jr), 2006
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Understanding Girls' Problem Behavior: How Girls' ...
Due to the overall higher level of delinquency of the facility girls, we expected that they would spend more time in the deviancy-training region, and that they would visit this region more often. Because it was presumed that these dyads would ...
Margaret Kerr, Håkan Stattin, Rutger C. M. E. Engels, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DEVIANCY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term deviancy is used in the context of the following news items.
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Bill Cosby Quaalude Rape Story Believing Women - Refinery29
The desire to have sex with unconscious people has been labeled “somnophilia,” which is classified by some as a deviancy and by others as a ... «Refinery29, Jul 15»
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A Teacher's Rape Reveals Failures in Arizona's Prisons | Phoenix …
... with fetal alcohol syndrome, which often is accompanied by mood disorders and psychosis, is sexual deviancy, according to a 1996 study. «Phoenix New Times, Jul 15»
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Man sentenced in sex assault case - Eau Claire Leader-Telegram
Nye also was ordered not to have unauthorized contact with juvenile boys, pay restitution and court costs, and receive sexual deviancy ... «Leader-Telegram, Jul 15»
4
Causing and Condoning Sinful Behavior: Part V - The Patriot Post
Expect to see a push for polygamy, polyandry, bestiality and even pedophilia and any other deviancy that can be thought of. All this became ... «Patriot Post, Jul 15»
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Christians are the new Dred Scott - OneNewsNow.com
I have said from the very beginning of the debate about special rights based on sexual deviancy that it is a zero sum game. Every advance of ... «OneNewsNow, Jul 15»
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One of Bill Cosby's Most Visible Defenders, Jill Scott, Admits She …
But now that the Associated Press has acquired a deposition that recorded Cosby admitting to portions of his sexual deviancy, Jill Scott ... «Mic, Jul 15»
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Cridersville man gets year in jail for sex with boy
... to serve five years probation, to have no contact with the victim, must register as a sex offender and participate in sexual deviancy treatment. «Lima Ohio, Jul 15»
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Letter: Public nudity ordinance needed
... ago, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, scholar and senator, discerned that America was in the process of, as he called it, “Defining deviancy down.”. «Topeka Capital Journal, Jul 15»
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TV Recap: True Detective, 2.3, "Maybe Tomorrow" - Television …
Considering the subjects we've been presented so far (sexual deviancy, dirty cops, dirtier bad guys) I am completely on board with the ... «The Horn, Jul 15»
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Lawsuit against Highland Christian School, teacher settled
At sentencing, the judge said he was convinced there were enough red flags in Brown's past to warrant a sexual deviancy evaluation. «HeraldNet, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Deviancy [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/deviancy>. Apr 2020 ».
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