EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN 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. Origin of conformist
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-ist Related forms 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
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Examples from the Web for conformism Contemporary Examples of conformism British Dictionary definitions for conformism 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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Word Origin and History for conformism n.
1890, "tendency or need to conform" to some group standard, from
conform + -ism. In religion, from c.1902. In geology from c.1912. Modern, general sociological sense ( social conformism) popularized from c.1948. n.
"one who conforms" in any way, originally usually with reference to religion; 1630s, from
conform + -ist. Cf. conformism.
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