conformist

[ kuhn-fawr-mist ]
/ kənˈfɔr mɪst /

noun

a person who conforms, especially unquestioningly, to the usual practices or standards of a group, society, etc.
(often initial capital letter) a person who conforms to the usages of an established church, especially the Church of England.

adjective

of or characterized by conforming, especially in action or appearance.

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Origin of conformist

First recorded in 1625–35; conform + -ist

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British Dictionary definitions for conformist

conformist
/ (kənˈfɔːmɪst) /

noun

a person who adopts the attitudes, behaviour, dress, etc of the group to which he belongs
a person who complies with the practices of an established church, esp the Church of England

adjective

of a conforming nature or character
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