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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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 This has been an incredibly stressful week for transgender and gender-nonconforming Americans. Marci Robin, Allure, "This Salon Chain Is Offering Free Hair Services for Trans and Gender-Nonconforming Clients," 26 Oct. 2018 One concern that transgender and gender-nonconforming patients often face is insurance companies refusing coverage, as being trans is considered a pre-existing condition by many insurance companies. Elly Belle, Teen Vogue, "What Trying to Access Health Care is Like for Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming People," 24 Oct. 2018 Olson’s TransYouth Project, started in 2013, is a large-scale study of transgender and gender-nonconforming child development. Hannah Rodriguez, The Seattle Times, "UW researcher wins $625,000 MacArthur ‘genius grant’ for transgender youth study," 4 Oct. 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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