nonconformist

[non-kuhn-fawr-mist]
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noun
  1. a person who refuses to conform, as to established customs, attitudes, or ideas.
  2. (often initial capital letter) a Protestant in England who is not a member of the Church of England; dissenter.

Origin of nonconformist

First recorded in 1610–20; non- + conformist

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Contemporary Examples of nonconformist

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British Dictionary definitions for nonconformist

nonconformist

noun
  1. a person who does not conform to generally accepted patterns of behaviour or thought
adjective
  1. of or characterized by behaviour that does not conform to generally accepted patterns
Derived Formsnonconformism, noun

Nonconformist

noun
  1. a member of a Protestant denomination that dissents from an Established Church, esp the Church of England
adjective
  1. of, relating to, or denoting Nonconformists
Derived FormsNonconformity or Nonconformism, noun
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