deviance UK [ˈdiːvɪəns] / US [ˈdɪvɪəns] or deviancy UK [ˈdiːvɪənsɪ] / US [ˈdɪvɪənsɪ] noun [uncountable] formal
behaviour that most people do not consider normal or morally correct

sexual deviance

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