noun, plural con·form·i·ties.
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To move up through the ranks in law enforcement, a certain amount of conformity and unwillingness to rock the boat is required.We’re Asking the Wrong Question About Police Chief Candidates|Roddrick Colvin|April 14, 2021|Voice of San Diego
She wears a uniform without it becoming a statement of conformity.
It’s important to think carefully about the message, because there’s more than one type of conformity.
They should emphasize that sometimes conformity takes courage.
I loved being in the gang of mavericks, because it lets you be innovative and creative without the constraints of 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
(See also this excellent article by Dr. Eric Grollman about gender conformity & gender non-conformity).What Each of Facebook’s 51 New Gender Options Means|Debby Herbenick PhD, Aleta Baldwin|February 15, 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 most striking thing about the latter, after all, is its monolithic conformity.
The playground, especially among little boys, is a place of cowardice and conformity.
By a “single” or “one reading,” I mean a single careful perusal in conformity to the requirements of my System.Assimilative Memory|Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
So that in conformity every Man may take great comfort in himself, and all Mankind live well with one another.An Account of the Growth of Deism in England|William Stephens
There was much to be said about occasional conformity, about toleration, about the relation between Church and State.
He pushed his conformity to what he considered the usages of the Primitive Church to the verge of eccentricity.
This was most probably, in many instances a mere unthinking conformity to ancient use and wont.The Catacombs of Rome|William Henry Withrow
British Dictionary definitions for conformity
noun plural -ities or -ances
Cultural definitions for conformity
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.)