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nonconformist

[non-kuh n-fawr-mist]
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noun
  1. a person who refuses to conform, as to established customs, attitudes, or ideas.
  2. (often initial capital letter) a Protestant in England who is not a member of the Church of England; dissenter.
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Origin of nonconformist

First recorded in 1610–20; non- + conformist

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1. dissenter, dissident, individualist, loner.
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nonconformist

noun
  1. a person who does not conform to generally accepted patterns of behaviour or thought
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adjective
  1. of or characterized by behaviour that does not conform to generally accepted patterns
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Derived Formsnonconformism, noun

Nonconformist

noun
  1. a member of a Protestant denomination that dissents from an Established Church, esp the Church of England
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adjective
  1. of, relating to, or denoting Nonconformists
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Derived FormsNonconformity or Nonconformism, noun
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