nonconformity

[non-kuh n-fawr-mi-tee]
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noun
  1. failure or refusal to conform, as with established customs, attitudes, or ideas.
  2. lack of conformity or agreement.
  3. (often initial capital letter) refusal to conform to the Church of England.
  4. Geology. an unconformity that separates crystalline rocks, either igneous or metamorphic, from sedimentary rocks.

Origin of nonconformity

First recorded in 1610–20; non- + conformity
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Contemporary Examples of nonconformity

  • This says a lot about views of nonconformity that it's entirely plausible he still holds.

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    Mitt Romney as a Young Bully

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    May 10, 2012

Historical Examples of nonconformity


British Dictionary definitions for nonconformity

nonconformity

noun
  1. failure or refusal to conform
  2. absence of agreement or harmony
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