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nonconformist

noun non·con·form·ist \-ˈfr-mist\

: a person who does not behave the way most people behave : someone who does not conform

Full Definition of NONCONFORMIST

1
often capitalized :  a person who does not conform to an established church; especially :  one who does not conform to the Church of England
2
:  a person who does not conform to a generally accepted pattern of thought or action
nonconformist adjective often capitalized

Examples of NONCONFORMIST

  1. He was a nonconformist in college but now wears a three-piece suit to work every day.
  2. They were stubborn nonconformists who chose to be arrested instead of obeying the laws.

First Known Use of NONCONFORMIST

1619

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