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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
References in classic literature ?
There is nothing in the whole world so unbecoming to a woman as a Nonconformist conscience.
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.
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.
Managers must invest time and personal attention, and must know when to intervene by mentoring the nonconformist, mediating between that person and coworkers, or otherwise offering guidance.
The program also strives to discuss the difference between popular music and original music, and to decide whether or not Mozart was a nonconformist.
GREEN GREEN DESERT, the nonconformist chaser known by many as Green Green Dodgepot, has left Oliver Sherwood and joined Paul Nicholls after being been sold by Darren Mercer.
However, most of the newspapers he edited were suspended or short-lived because of his outspoken critical commentaries, his tenacity in defending freedom of expression and his fearless articulation of nonconformist views.
At another level, however, was an anti-slavery sentiment firmly grounded in the British nonconformist evangelical movement.
As he reminds us in his preface, Sir John Habakkuk began life as a Welsh Nonconformist radical, by definition unsympathetic to the world of the landed elite.
19) In this article, the wider perspective suggested by Hoppen will be used as the basis for an examination of the allegations of "clerical influence" levelled against the nonconformist ministers in Wales.
What Dr Rivers sees as ~central' or ~orthodox' Anglicanism is studied alongside the Nonconformist preachers who contested its theology and ethics, and yet nothing is made of Roman Catholic thought, and the implications which the long-running and far-reaching controversy between Anglican and Roman theologians may have had for the development of Anglican theology and ethics.