nonnormative

adjective
non·​nor·​ma·​tive | \ ˌnän-ˈnȯr-mə-tiv How to pronounce nonnormative (audio) \

Definition of nonnormative

: not conforming to, based on, or employing norm : not normative nonnormative expressions of gender

Examples of nonnormative in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But the piece was also about Mr. Hoghe himself, his memories of history and reflections on his own nonnormative body. Roslyn Sulcas, New York Times, 31 May 2021 Having a nonnormative gender identity and preferring the use of nonstandard pronouns means that I am often misgendered by people who have just met me. Lucy Parks, Outside Online, 22 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of nonnormative

1909, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonnormative.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonnormative. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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