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nonconformist

[ non-kuhn-fawr-mist ]
/ ˌnɒn kənˈfɔr mɪst /
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noun

a person who refuses to conform, as to established customs, attitudes, or ideas.
(often initial capital letter) a Protestant in England who is not a member of the Church of England; dissenter.

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Origin of nonconformist

First recorded in 1610–20; non- + conformist
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British Dictionary definitions for nonconformist (1 of 2)

nonconformist
/ (ˌnɒnkənˈfɔːmɪst) /

noun

a person who does not conform to generally accepted patterns of behaviour or thought

adjective

of or characterized by behaviour that does not conform to generally accepted patterns
nonconformism, noun

British Dictionary definitions for nonconformist (2 of 2)

Nonconformist
/ (ˌnɒnkənˈfɔːmɪst) /

noun

a member of a Protestant denomination that dissents from an Established Church, esp the Church of England

adjective

of, relating to, or denoting Nonconformists
Nonconformity or Nonconformism, noun
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