non·​con·​form·​ism | \ ˌnän-kən-ˈfȯr-ˌmi-zəm How to pronounce nonconformism (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web Radical nonconformism was a central tenet, which led some artists to use the form to challenge the pressures and constraints of oppressive regimes. Sophie Madeline Dess, The Atlantic, 10 Jan. 2022 In a world that is moved by ideas, there is arguably no greater force for progress than intellectual nonconformism. Arthur C. Brooks, The Atlantic, 8 July 2021 On both their 2015 debut Ugly Cherries and their new album Pageant, PWR BTTM sang of feeling out-of-step not because of vague nonconformism but because society literally doesn’t recognize them. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, 12 May 2017

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1844, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonconformism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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