Definition of conformity
2 : an act or instance of conforming her conformity with the latest fashions
3 : action in accordance with some specified standard or authority conformity to social custom conformity with the federal law and state insurance codes
Examples of conformity in a Sentence
The corporate culture demands a certain conformity of appearance.
the simple lifestyle of the Amish is in conformity with their ascetic religious beliefs
Recent Examples of conformity from the Web
Our churches too often suggest — especially to those who are LGBT — that God offers conditional love in exchange for moral behavior or cultural conformity.
Our contexts are not the same, our struggles are not the same, and so our rebellions and complacencies and conformities and compromises cannot be compared.
Is Susan’s erratic behavior a reasonable response to the careerism and conformity of the world around her?
More broadly, the centralization of power, incessant inspections and demands for conformity have sapped the morale of government officials, experts and investors said.
As Kris Nordgren (ARGNet) described it: Socks Inc. allows players to experience real-world play without the fear of embarrassment or the limits of social conformity.
Most baseball teams are characterized by a distressing conformity and by an alarmingly prideful anti-intellectualism.
Over the course of the past two hundred years Americans have vacillated between two great fears—fear of chaos and fear of conformity.
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First Known Use of conformity
CONFORMITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of conformity for English Language Learners
: 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
CONFORMITY Defined for Kids
Definition of conformity for Students
1 : agreement in form, manner, or character The uniforms ensure conformity in dress.
2 : action in accordance with some standard or authority conformity to rules of etiquette
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