nonconform

verb
non·​con·​form | \ ˌnän-kən-ˈfȯrm How to pronounce nonconform (audio) \
nonconformed; nonconforming; nonconforms

Definition of nonconform

intransitive verb

: to fail to conform

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Other Words from nonconform

nonconformer noun

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Located in the West Village of Manhattan, the center is the birthplace of The Gender Identity Project, which is the longest running provider for transgender and gender-nonconforming people in the state. NBC News, "Six historical New York City LGBTQ sites given landmark designation," 19 June 2019 For gender-nonconforming people, getting medical care can be an uphill battle. Suzannah Weiss, Teen Vogue, "7 Things to Know About Birth Control If You Are Transgender or Nonbinary," 1 May 2019 The show as a whole reflects a more contemporary understanding of what inclusion should look like: actors of color, trans and gender-nonconforming actors, and actors with disabilities. Louis Peitzman, Time, "Netflix's Tales of the City Is What Inclusion on TV Should Look Like," 6 June 2019 In practice, these witch hunts tended to single out particular kinds of women, namely gender-nonconforming women, who threatened a social system characterized by rigid gender roles. Erin Cassese, Vox, "A political history of the term “witch hunt”," 31 Oct. 2018 UglyWorldwide is a movement, UglyWorldwide is a community of nonconforming people. Scarlett Newman, Teen Vogue, "This New Fashion Challenge Is Asking High-Profile Creators to Learn a New Skill in 24 Hours," 3 Apr. 2019 On Sunday night, civil rights organization Lambda Legal and activist group Voices4 held a rally in New York City's Washington Square Park to support the rights of transgender and gender nonconforming people. Josephine Yurcaba, Teen Vogue, "Transgender People Fought Back Against Trump's Gender-Definition Memo in a Powerful Rally," 22 Oct. 2018 The Trans Relief Project provides monetary assistance and education to transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals who need help changing names and gender designate on legal documents such as US passports and driver's licenses. Allure, "6 Ways to Support Transgender and Nonbinary People Right Now," 21 Oct. 2018 Bow, who is a nonwhite character in the reboot, is depicted in what could be in a bra or a variation of a chest binder that a trans or gender-nonconforming person might wear. Alex Abad-santos, Vox, "She-Ra and the Princesses of Power honors and challenges the original She-Ra.," 21 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of nonconform

1681, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nonconform

back-formation from nonconformist

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The first known use of nonconform was in 1681

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