[ kuhn-fawr-mist ]
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  1. a person who conforms, especially unquestioningly, to the usual practices or standards of a group, society, etc.

  2. (often initial capital letter) a person who conforms to the usages of an established church, especially the Church of England.

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

Origin of conformist

First recorded in 1625–35; conform + -ist

Other words from conformist

  • con·form·ism, noun
  • an·ti·con·form·ist, noun
  • hy·per·con·form·ist, noun
  • sem·i·con·form·ist, noun
  • su·per·con·form·ist, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use conformist in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for conformist


/ (kənˈfɔːmɪst) /

  1. a person who adopts the attitudes, behaviour, dress, etc of the group to which he belongs

  2. a person who complies with the practices of an established church, esp the Church of England

  1. of a conforming nature or character

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