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Synonyms for aberration
ˌæb əˈreɪ ʃənaber·ra·tion

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English Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 2 votes

  1. aberration

    Of these terms insanity is the most exact and comprehensive, including in its widest sense all morbid conditions of mind due to diseased action of the brain or nervous system, but in its more frequent restricted use applied to those forms in which the mental disorder is persistent, as distinguished from those in which it is temporary or transient. Craziness is a vague popular term for any sort of disordered mental action, or for conduct suggesting it. Lunacy originally denoted intermittent insanity, supposed to be dependent on the changes of the moon (Latin luna): the term is now applied in general and legal use to any form of mental unsoundness except idiocy. Madness is the old popular term, now less common, for insanity in its widest sense, but with suggestion of excitement, akin to mania. In the derived sense, lunacy denotes what is insanely foolish, madness what is insanely desperate. Derangement is a common euphemism for insanity. Delirium is always temporary, and is specifically the insanity of disease, as in acute fevers. Dementia is a general weakening of the mental powers: the word is specifically applied to senile insanity, dotage. Aberration is eccentricity of mental action due to an abnormal state of the perceptive faculties, and is manifested by error in perceptions and rambling thought. Hallucination is the apparent perception of that which does not exist or is not present to the senses, as the seeing of specters or of reptiles in delirium tremens. Monomania is mental derangement as to one subject or object. Frenzy and mania are forms of raving and furious insanity. Compare synonyms for DELUSION; IDIOCY.

    alienation, craziness, delirium, dementia, derangement, frenzy, hallucination, insanity, lunacy, madness, mania, monomania

    clearness, good sense, lucidity, rationality, sanity

Princeton's WordNet3.0 / 2 votes

  1. aberrance, aberrancy, aberration, deviancenoun

    a state or condition markedly different from the norm

    distortion, deviation, aberrancy, optical aberration, aberrance, deviance

  2. aberrationnoun

    a disorder in one's mental state

    distortion, aberrancy, optical aberration, aberrance, deviance

  3. aberration, distortion, optical aberrationnoun

    an optical phenomenon resulting from the failure of a lens or mirror to produce a good image

    deformation, overrefinement, deviance, torture, optical aberration, distorted shape, aberrance, twisting, distortion, straining, aberrancy

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Dictionary of English Synonymes5.0 / 1 vote

  1. aberrationnoun

    deviation, divergence, wandering, rambling, departure

  2. aberrationnoun

    irregularity, eccentricity, singularity, peculiarity, strangeness, unconformity, anomaly, abnormity, monstrosity

  3. aberrationnoun

    illusion, delusion, hallucination, monomania, self-deception

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. aberrationnoun

    wandering, deviation, abnormity, irregularity, madness, mania

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "aberration":

    anomaly, absurdity, freak

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  1. Sante Fe Archbiship John Wester:

    She’s not a saint. There is nothing good that can come out of praying to her, we have a lot of saints who represent the teaching of Jesus Christ. This is an aberration.

  2. Auguste Comte, Philosophie Positive (1830):

    Every attempt to employ mathematical methods in the study of chemical questions must be considered profoundly irrational and contrary to the spirit of chemistry... If mathematical analysis should ever had prominent place in chemistry - an aberration, which is happily almost impossible - it would be a rapid and widespread degeneration of that science.

  3. Michael McCarthy:

    It's pretty clear production is being pulled back and finally we're seeing the impact of lower rig counts, there is potential for a bounce back in inventories if that was only a temporary aberration, but, of course, if the recent trend continues, we should see some support.

  4. Sinclair B. Ferguson (1948- ):

    Evil deeds are the fruit of an evil heart. They are not an aberration from our true self but a revelation of it.”

  5. Charles Cooley:

    One who shows signs of mental aberration is, inevitably, perhaps, but cruelly, shut off from familiar, thoughtless intercourse, partly excommunicated; his isolation is unwittingly proclaimed to him on every countenance by curiosity, indifference, aversion, or pity, and in so far as he is human enough to need free and equal communication and feel the lack of it, he suffers pain and loss of a kind and degree which others can only faintly imagine, and for the most part ignore.

Translations for aberration

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  • умопомрачение, отклонение, отклоняване, аберацияBulgarian
  • Aberration, AbweichungGerman
  • εκτροπή, παρέκκλιση, λοξοδρόμησηGreek
  • perturbación mental, aberraciónSpanish
  • eksyminen, heijastus, harhamuunnos, hairahdus, erehdys, säännöttömyys, harhautuminen, poikkeavuus, harhapolku, poikkeama, aberraatio, ajatusvirheFinnish
  • iomrall, seachrán, saobhadhIrish
  • aberráció, tévút, tévelygésHungarian
  • aberrazione, alienazione, deviazioneItalian
  • ការភ្លាត់ភ្លាំងKhmer
  • aberratieDutch
  • aberraçãoPortuguese
  • deviere, aberație, deviațieRomanian
  • аберрация, заблуждение, отклонение, умопомрачениеRussian
  • sapma, sapkınlıkTurkish
  • quang sai, tính saiVietnamese
  • 像差Chinese

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