deviant behavior(redirected from Formal deviance)
actions that exceed the usual limits of accepted behavior and involve failure to comply with the social norm of the group.
de·vi·ant be·ha·vior(dē'vē-ănt bē-hāv'yŏr)
Activity that is proscribed by custom, social mores, or laws intended to curb or discourage such activity.
Any behavior considered to be grossly abnormal.