There are adjectives that are synonymous with deviating, but I'm wondering if there are synonyms for the compound adjective "far-deviating", which can be useful to express certain ideas. It's not often used, but I feel there's something here that could be useful in everyday speech.

For example:

His intelligence was extremely high. In fact, it was far-deviating from the average of his age group.

She was deeply deranged. Her derangement was far-deviating from the norm, so that they decided to seclude her from other patients.

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In statistics, a deviation far from the mean is known as an outlier.

Per Merriam-Webster,

outlier: a statistical observation that is markedly different in value from the others of the sample.

You'll see it has several other uses and is not limited to statistical contexts.

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