noun, plural con·form·i·ties.
- conformational analysis,
Origin of conformity
Examples from the Web for conformity
Ginsberg the ad man beats back against the conformity of the computer and is swallowed whole.Mad Men’s ‘The Runaways’: Three-Way Sex and Self-Mutilation in the Craziest Episode Yet|Marlow Stern|May 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Funeral was about childhood and death; Neon Bible was about organized religion; The Suburbs was about community and conformity.‘Reflektor’ Makes Arcade Fire the Biggest Band in the World|Andrew Romano|October 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The playground, especially among little boys, is a place of cowardice and conformity.
This view is accurate—Kesey is certainly interested in conformity and its discontents—but incomplete.Ken Kesey’s Wars: “One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest” at 50|Nathaniel Rich|July 26, 2012|DAILY BEAST
What I found interesting was that Romney was evidently such an enforcer of conformity.
The line of Messrs. Featherstonhaugh and Mudge is even less in conformity to the terms of the treaty.A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents: Tyler|Compiled by James D. Richardson
He who died for us was also He whose whole recorded life was in conformity with the tastes and sympathies of people of His day.All He Knew|John Habberton
For there is no education that works out in conformity with natural laws.The Reform of Education|Giovanni Gentile
These, in conformity to the democratic character of our Saxon government, were elected by the freeholders in their county court.
So we supply the hiatus in the text, in conformity with the opinion of the Commentator.Hindu Law and Judicature|Yjnavalkya
noun plural -ities or -ances
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.
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.)