nonconformist

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noun non·con·form·ist \ˌnän-kən-ˈfȯr-mist\

Definition of nonconformist

  1. 1 often capitalized :  a person who does not conform to an established church; especially :  one who does not conform to the Church of England

  2. 2 :  a person who does not conform to a generally accepted pattern of thought or action

nonconformist

adjective, often capitalized

Examples of nonconformist in a Sentence

  1. He was a nonconformist in college but now wears a three-piece suit to work every day.

  2. They were stubborn nonconformists who chose to be arrested instead of obeying the laws.

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First Known Use of nonconformist

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NONCONFORMIST Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of nonconformist for English Language Learners

  • : a person who does not behave the way most people behave : someone who does not conform


NONCONFORMIST Defined for Kids

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noun non·con·form·ist \ˌnän-kən-ˈfȯr-mist\

Definition of nonconformist for Students

  1. :  a person who does not behave according to generally accepted standards or customs



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