abnormality Definition

the state or quality of being abnormal; deviation from the typical or expected.

Using abnormality: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "abnormality" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The abnormality in his blood test results raised concerns for his health.

  • Example

    The abnormality of her behavior made her stand out from the rest of the group.

  • Example

    The genetic abnormality caused the baby to be born with a rare disorder.

abnormality Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with abnormality

  • a physical or functional abnormality present at birth


    The baby was born with a congenital abnormality that required immediate medical attention.

  • an abnormality in the number or structure of chromosomes, which can cause genetic disorders


    The genetic counselor explained that the couple's miscarriage was likely due to a chromosomal abnormality.

  • an abnormality in an individual's behavior or mental state


    The psychologist diagnosed the patient with a behavioral abnormality and recommended therapy.

Origins of abnormality

from Latin 'abnormalis', meaning 'deviating from a rule'


Summary: abnormality in Brief

'Abnormality' [ˌæbnɔːrˈmælɪti] refers to the state or quality of being abnormal, deviating from the typical or expected. It can refer to physical or functional abnormalities, such as a congenital or chromosomal abnormality, or to behavioral or mental abnormalities. Synonyms include 'anomaly,' 'irregularity,' and 'peculiarity.' Antonyms include 'normality,' 'regularity,' and 'conformity.'