Associations to the word «Abnormal»


ABNORMAL, adjective. Not conforming to rule or system; deviating from the usual or normal type. [First attested around the mid 19th century.]
ABNORMAL, adjective. Of or pertaining to that which is abnormal, in particular, behaviour that deviates from norms of social propriety or accepted standards of mental health. [First attested around the early 20th century.]
ABNORMAL, noun. A person or object that is not normal.
ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGIES, noun. Plural of abnormal psychology
ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY, noun. The academic study of persons whose psychological characteristics deviate from the norm, as with neuroses, psychoses, and disorders
ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY, noun. An instance of a person having psychological characteristics that deviate from the norm.

Dictionary definition

ABNORMAL, adjective. Not normal; not typical or usual or regular or conforming to a norm; "abnormal powers of concentration"; "abnormal amounts of rain"; "abnormal circumstances"; "an abnormal interest in food".
ABNORMAL, adjective. Departing from the normal in e.g. intelligence and development; "they were heartbroken when they learned their child was abnormal"; "an abnormal personality".
ABNORMAL, adjective. Much greater than the normal; "abnormal profits"; "abnormal ambition".

Wise words

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C. S. Lewis