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nonconformity

noun non·con·for·mi·ty \-ˈfr-mə-tē\

: failure or refusal to behave the way most people behave : failure or refusal to conform

Full Definition of NONCONFORMITY

1
a :  failure or refusal to conform to an established church
b often capitalized :  the movement or principles of English Protestant dissent
c often capitalized :  the body of English Nonconformists
2
:  refusal to conform to an established or conventional creed, rule, or practice
3
:  absence of agreement or correspondence

Examples of NONCONFORMITY

  1. As a teenager, he was embarrassed by his parents' nonconformity.
  2. <an artistic movement that doesn't tolerate nonconformity>

First Known Use of NONCONFORMITY

1618

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