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nonconformist

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noun non·con·form·ist \-ˈfȯr-mist\

Simple Definition of nonconformist

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

Full Definition of nonconformist

  1. 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. 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.



1619

First Known Use of nonconformist

1619


NONCONFORMIST Defined for Kids

nonconformist

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noun non·con·form·ist \ˌnän-kən-ˈfȯr-mist\

Definition of nonconformist

  1. :  a person who does not behave according to generally accepted standards or customs





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