noun con·for·mi·ty \kən-ˈfr-mə-tē\

: behavior that is the same as the behavior of most other people in a society, group, etc.

: the fact or state of agreeing with or obeying something

plural con·for·mi·ties

Full Definition of CONFORMITY

:  correspondence in form, manner, or character :  agreement <behaved in conformity with her beliefs>
:  an act or instance of conforming
:  action in accordance with some specified standard or authority <conformity to social custom>

Examples of CONFORMITY

  1. The corporate culture demands a certain conformity of appearance.
  2. <the simple lifestyle of the Amish is in conformity with their ascetic religious beliefs>

First Known Use of CONFORMITY

15th century

Rhymes with CONFORMITY


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discomfit Hear it
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