- a person who refuses to conform, as to established customs, attitudes, or ideas.
- (often initial capital letter) a Protestant in England who is not a member of the Church of England; dissenter.
Origin of nonconformist
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1. dissenter, dissident, individualist, loner.
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Examples from the Web for nonconformist
His nonconformist work is a perfect fit for Valmorbida and Roitfeld, who are rather untraditional art dealers themselves.A Street Artist's Fashion Week Debut
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He was the first Nonconformist who had been marked for arrest.Bunyan
James Anthony Froude
She asked me whether I did not know that Hicks was a Nonconformist.The Historical Nights' Entertainment
Clithering is a Nonconformist, and therefore a man of tender conscience.The Red Hand of Ulster
George A. Birmingham
The word "Nonconformist" is objectionable for a similar reason.The Story of the Upper Canada Rebellion, Volume 1
John Charles Dent
Certainly a Nonconformist conscience could not have flourished in de Vere's household.John Lyly
John Dover Wilson
- a person who does not conform to generally accepted patterns of behaviour or thought
- of or characterized by behaviour that does not conform to generally accepted patterns
- a member of a Protestant denomination that dissents from an Established Church, esp the Church of England
- of, relating to, or denoting Nonconformists
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