failure or refusal to conform, as with established customs, attitudes, or ideas.
lack of conformity or agreement.
(often initial capital letter) refusal to conform to the Church of England.
Geology. an unconformity that separates crystalline rocks, either igneous or metamorphic, from sedimentary rocks.
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How to use nonconformity in a sentence
There aren’t enough clues to determine Sullivan’s truth, not enough “evidence that their motivation for gender nonconformity was not external, but internal.”‘Before We Were Trans’ explores a complicated history | Terri Schlichenmeyer | September 23, 2022 | Washington Blade
In a way, the rain may have been comforting at a time when nonconformity seemed to have overthrown Washington’s temperature regime.We came close to a record on Saturday: For coolness | Martin Weil | May 30, 2021 | Washington Post
This says a lot about views of nonconformity that it's entirely plausible he still holds.
We are too prone to party shibboleths; it is the characteristic sin which our necessary nonconformity has generated.
nonconformity is, no doubt, amenable to the reproach of undue sectarianism and unnecessary division.
There was much nonconformity in the church which the queen ordered the bishops to correct.
During the last years of the reign the movement towards Presbyterianism was checked and nonconformity was less prominent.
The results of nonconformity in a family are just an epitome of what happens on a larger scale in the world.George Eliot's Life, Vol. I (of 3) | George Eliot
British Dictionary definitions for nonconformity
failure or refusal to conform
absence of agreement or harmony
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