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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. 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.

  2. Paul Morassutti:

    Is this influx of foreign capital temporary, an aberration, or is it part of a longer-term, sustainable trend? i would argue in a world that has so much uncertainty ... increasingly global investors are going to say Canada is a very good place to be.

  3. Toby Dershowitz at the Foundation:

    This case is not an aberration but rather is part of a pattern of the Islamic Republic’s terrorism in Europe and around the world.

  4. Jeffry Wright:

    I don’t think there is an attempt to glamorize gun violence on the show in any respect, the violence that we visit in the show is not judged to be a good thing. It’s judged to be an aberration and I think we – the characters who are on the moral side of the equation – view it that way. I don’t see that there’s any purpose in glamorizing gun violence.

  5. 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.

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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