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non·con·form·ist

 (nŏn′kən-fôr′mĭst)
n.
1. One who does not conform to, or refuses to be bound by, accepted beliefs, customs, or practices.
2. often Nonconformist A member of a Protestant church not observing the doctrines, usage, or polity of a national or established church, especially the Church of England.

non′con·form′ist adj.
non′con·form′ism n.

nonconformist

(ˌnɒnkənˈfɔːmɪst)
n
a person who does not conform to generally accepted patterns of behaviour or thought
adj
of or characterized by behaviour that does not conform to generally accepted patterns
ˌnonconˈformism n

Nonconformist

(ˌnɒnkənˈfɔːmɪst)
n
(Protestantism) a member of a Protestant denomination that dissents from an Established Church, esp the Church of England
adj
(Protestantism) of, relating to, or denoting Nonconformists
ˌNonconˈformity, ˌNonconˈformism n

non•con•form•ist

(ˌnɒn kənˈfɔr mɪst)

n.
1. a person who refuses to conform, as to established customs, attitudes, or ideas.
2. (often cap.) a Protestant in England who is not a member of the Church of England; dissenter.
[1610–20]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Nonconformist - a Protestant in England who is not a member of the Church of England
Protestant - an adherent of Protestantism
Anglican - a Protestant who is a follower of Anglicanism
2.nonconformist - someone who refuses to conform to established standards of conduct
beatnik, beat - a member of the beat generation; a nonconformist in dress and behavior
bohemian - a nonconformist writer or artist who lives an unconventional life
dissenter, dissident, objector, protester, contestant - a person who dissents from some established policy
enfant terrible - a person whose unconventional behavior embarrasses others
heretic - a person who holds unorthodox opinions in any field (not merely religion)
maverick, rebel - someone who exhibits great independence in thought and action
conformist - someone who conforms to established standards of conduct (especially in religious matters)
Adj.1.nonconformist - not conforming to some norm or socially approved pattern of behavior or thought; "their rabidly nonconformist deportment has made them legendary"; "the old stubborn nonconformist spirit of the early settlers"
conformist - marked by convention and conformity to customs or rules or styles; "underneath the radical image teenagers are surprisingly conformist"
2.nonconformist - not conforming to established customs or doctrines especially in religion
unorthodox - breaking with convention or tradition; "an unorthodox lifestyle"

nonconformist

non-conformist
adjective
1. dissenting, dissident, heterodox, schismatic Their views are nonconformist and their political opinions are extreme.
noun
1. dissenter, rebel, radical, protester, eccentric, maverick, heretic, individualist, iconoclast, dissentient Hoover's task was to collect information on radicals and nonconformists.
dissenter traditionalist, Babbitt (U.S.), yes man, stick-in-the-mud (informal), conventionalist

nonconformist

noun
A person who dissents from the doctrine of an established church:
Translations

nonconformist

[ˈnɒnkənˈfɔːmɪst]
A. ADJinconformista
B. Ninconformista mf
Nonconformist (Brit) (Rel) → no conformista mf

nonconformist

non-conformist [ˌnɒnkənˈfɔːrmɪst]
nnon-conformiste mf
adjnon-conformiste, dissident(e)non-consensual [ˌnɒnkənˈsɛnʃuəl] adjsans consentement
non-consensual sex → relations sexuelles sans consentementnon-contributory [ˌnɒnkənˈtrɪbjʊtəri] adj
non-contributory pension scheme, non-contributory pension plan régime de retraite payée par l'employeur

nonconformist

[ˈnɒnkənˈfɔːmɪst]
1. adjanticonformista
2. nanticonformista m/f
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He disappeared into his bedroom and returned in a few minutes in the character of an amiable and simple-minded Nonconformist clergyman.
See the independence in every step: that's his heel on the neck of the oppressor: it's the nonconformist conscience in baggy breeches.
There is nothing in the whole world so unbecoming to a woman as a Nonconformist conscience.
Charles passed this Act, not because he was sorry for the Nonconformists--as all who would not conform to the Church of England were called--but because he wished to free the Roman Catholics, and he could not do that without freeing the Nonconformists too.
Corbyn is a nonconformist, what our society greatly needs, those people who dare go out on a limb for what they most deeply believe, realising what the consequences will be and fully prepared to suffer it.
He was a champion of new music, a nonconformist and a visionary.
Almost the entire book is devoted to photography; there is very little text, and the striking, nonconformist outfits speak for themselves.
I think that's where your nonconformist pedestrians are coming in.
Washington, June 2( ANI ): An Iranian nonconformist has been reportedly executed by hanging for 'enmity against God' despite protests by human rights groups.
The British dissenting tradition, embracing a multitude of Nonconformist denominations and sects of nearly endless variety, along with a "low church" strain of Anglicanism, is manifest across the spectrum of his writings in a veritable potpourri of allusions.
Schooled by his gifted father till he was eighteen, Henry went on to study at a Nonconformist academy in Islington, then a village near London.
She considers nonconformist Anglican hymns of the 18th century, how racial equality was asserted in sacred verse, the debate over the humanity of blacks and natives, legitimating the Emancipation of Africans in America, how hymns made space for natives and Africans in fiction, and more.