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Synonyms for aberration
ˌæb əˈreɪ ʃənaber·ra·tion

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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 WordNet

  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 Synonymes

  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 Words

  1. aberrationnoun

    wandering, deviation, abnormity, irregularity, madness, mania

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "aberration":

    anomaly, absurdity, freak

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How to use aberration in a sentence?

  1. Tyson Barker:

    Bush was supposed to be an aberration and Obama a restoration, this idea of a reset seems a much tougher sell, especially since Trump's used Donald Trump lame-duck period to burn the house on the way out.

  2. Felicidade Langa:

    In the old days when we saw a person with dreadlocks we thought it was weird and an aberration ... our mindset has changed, that's why we can have dreadlocks today, i started this hairstyle because a Carapinha salon is in my neighborhood. I think other neighborhoods around also want to have a typical Rastafarian salon, so if he keeps opening salons in other places it will be good.

  3. Pat Keon:

    This bears watching; I would suspect the negative flows from high yields is more of a one-week aberration than the reversal of the current trend.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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Translations for aberration

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  • аберация, отклонение, умопомрачение, отклоняванеBulgarian
  • Abweichung, AberrationGerman
  • παρέκκλιση, εκτροπή, λοξοδρόμησηGreek
  • aberración, perturbación mentalSpanish
  • aberraatio, poikkeama, poikkeavuus, harhamuunnos, eksyminen, heijastus, hairahdus, erehdys, säännöttömyys, harhapolku, ajatusvirhe, harhautuminenFinnish
  • seachrán, iomrall, saobhadhIrish
  • tévelygés, tévút, aberrációHungarian
  • deviazione, aberrazione, alienazioneItalian
  • ការភ្លាត់ភ្លាំងKhmer
  • aberratieDutch
  • aberraçãoPortuguese
  • aberație, deviere, deviațieRomanian
  • отклонение, заблуждение, аберрация, умопомрачениеRussian
  • sapkınlık, sapmaTurkish
  • tính sai, quang saiVietnamese
  • 像差Chinese

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