Origin of nonconformist
Synonyms for nonconformist
Related Words for non-conformistbarbarous, chaotic, turbulent, violent, unruly, anarchic, partisan, parochial, factional, unusual, eccentric, atypical, offbeat, individualistic, bizarre, unique, unorthodox, original, idiosyncratic, unconventional
Examples from the Web for non-conformist
Contemporary Examples of non-conformist
It becomes a non-conformist activity, reading becomes a risk.The Politics of Literature: An interview with Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa
October 10, 2013
Historical Examples of non-conformist
It was plain, but its plainness was not the barrenness of a non-conformist chapel.The Golden House
Charles Dudley Warner
I said mischievously, for I loved to jar his non-conformist conscience.
With Emerson he might have agreed that "whoso would be a man must be a non-conformist."Ivory Apes and Peacocks
He looked shocked,he was a Non-conformist,but remembering in time how rich I was, he bowed with a meek patience.
He threatened to punish any man "who gave two pence" toward the support of a Non-conformist minister.The Trial of Theodore Parker
also nonconformist, 1610s, originally one who adhered to Church of England doctrine but not its practice, from non- + conformist. After their ejection under the Act of Uniformity (1662) the name passed to the separate churches they joined or formed. In general use from 1670s as "one who does not participate in a practice or course of action." As an adjective from 1640s.