noun, plural con·form·i·ties.
Origin of conformity
British Dictionary definitions for anticonformity
noun plural -ities or -ances
Word Origin and History for anticonformity
early 15c., conformyte, from Middle French conformité (14c.), from Late Latin conformitatem (nominative conformitas), from conformis "similar in shape," from conformare (see conform). Modern form is from 17c.
Culture definitions for anticonformity
Agreement between an individual's behavior and a group's standards or expectations. A conformist is one who follows the majority's desires or standards. (See also beatniks, bureaucrat, organization man (see also organization man), peer group, and peer pressure.)