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nonconformity

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noun non·con·for·mi·ty \-ˈfȯr-mə-tē\

Simple Definition of nonconformity

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

Full Definition of nonconformity

  1. 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. 2 :  refusal to conform to an established or conventional creed, rule, or practice

  3. 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>



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