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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Perez-Rios said their group of eight — including four transgender women, two gay men and one gender-nonconforming person — were relaxing after representing Bienestar at an LGBTQ festival. Hannah Knowles, Washington Post, "Transgender women said they were being harassed at a bar. Then bouncers dragged them out.," 25 Aug. 2019 Pauli Murray was a gender nonconforming person, who favored a masculine-of-center gender performance during her 20s and 30s. Jenn M. Jackson, Teen Vogue, "The History Lesson About Black Women That You Never Got," 26 Mar. 2018 In recent years, broadening societal awareness of transgender and gender-nonconforming identities has brought to light the importance of non-binary gender inclusivity. Fox News, "California city will remove gender terms, including ‘manhole’ and ‘manmade,’ from municipal code," 18 July 2019 The order also directs the State Board of Education on related issues, including publishing resources on the legal rights of transgender and gender-nonconforming students. Washington Post, "The Latest: San Francisco parade halted by protest of police," 1 July 2019 The order also directs the State Board of Education on related issues, including publishing resources on the legal rights of transgender and gender-nonconforming students., "On day of Pride Parade, Gov. J.B. Pritzker signs executive order aimed at protecting transgender students in Illinois," 30 June 2019 Felicity House has nonbinary and gender-nonconforming members as well. Anna North, Vox, "“A place where you don’t need to translate yourself”," 24 June 2019 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 Any nonconforming paver will be set aside until organizers can resolve the discrepancy. Courant Community, "Community News For The Valley Edition," 10 July 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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