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  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

Synonyms for nonconformist

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Contemporary Examples of nonconformist

  • His nonconformist work is a perfect fit for Valmorbida and Roitfeld, who are rather untraditional art dealers themselves.

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Historical Examples of nonconformist

British Dictionary definitions for nonconformist


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


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