- failure or refusal to conform, as with established customs, attitudes, or ideas.
- lack of conformity or agreement.
- (often initial capital letter) refusal to conform to the Church of England.
- Geology. an unconformity that separates crystalline rocks, either igneous or metamorphic, from sedimentary rocks.
Origin of nonconformity
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Examples from the Web for nonconformity
This says a lot about views of nonconformity that it's entirely plausible he still holds.Mitt Romney as a Young Bully
May 10, 2012
The only instance in which there is nonconformity with observation, is that of Venus.Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I
Their suspension of the penalties for Nonconformity was denounced.History of the English People, Volume VI (of 8)</p>
John Richard Green
For this act of nonconformity they were severely censured by some of their brethren.Fragments of science, V. 1-2
Her hungry eyes, gazing at Bianca, had in them the aspirations of all Nonconformity.Fraternity
My spirit of nonconformity did not permit me to follow his example.Tracks of a Rolling Stone
Henry J. Coke
- failure or refusal to conform
- absence of agreement or harmony
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