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con·form·ist

 (kən-fôr′mĭst)
n.
A person who uncritically or habitually conforms to the customs, rules, or styles of a group.
adj.
Marked by conformity or convention: "Underneath the image, teenagers today are surprisingly conformist" (Selina S. Guber).

con·form′ism n.

conformist

(kənˈfɔːmɪst)
n
1. a person who adopts the attitudes, behaviour, dress, etc of the group to which he belongs
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a person who complies with the practices of an established church, esp the Church of England
adj
of a conforming nature or character

con•form•ist

(kənˈfɔr mɪst)

n.
1. a person who conforms, esp. unquestioningly, to the usual practices or standards of a group, society, etc.
2. (often cap.) a person who conforms to the usages of an established church, esp. the Church of England.
adj.
3. of or characterized by conforming, esp. in action or appearance.
[1625–35]
con•form′ism, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.conformist - someone who conforms to established standards of conduct (especially in religious matters)
faith, religion, religious belief - a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny; "he lost his faith but not his morality"
conservative, conservativist - a person who is reluctant to accept changes and new ideas
recusant, nonconformist - someone who refuses to conform to established standards of conduct
Adj.1.conformist - marked by convention and conformity to customs or rules or styles; "underneath the radical image teenagers are surprisingly conformist"
nonconformist, unconformist - 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"
2.conformist - adhering to established customs or doctrines (especially in religion)
faith, religion, religious belief - a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny; "he lost his faith but not his morality"
orthodox - adhering to what is commonly accepted; "an orthodox view of the world"

conformist

noun traditionalist, conservative, reactionary, Babbitt (U.S.), stickler, yes man, stick-in-the-mud (informal), conventionalist He's described as a conformist, an orthodox member of his party.

conformist

adjective
Conforming to established practice or standards:
Slang: square.
Translations

conformist

[kənˈfɔːmɪst]
A. ADJconformista
B. Nconformista mf

conformist

[kənˈfɔːrmɪst] n
(gen)conformiste mf
(RELIGION)conformiste mf

conformist

nKonformist m (also Brit Eccl)

conformist

[kənˈfɔːmɪst]
1. adjconformistico/a
2. nconformista m/f
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Kaufman attempts to avoid the "contagious logophobia" among historians of this contested Elizabethan Protestantism by adopting Charles Prior's choice of "conformist" and "reformist"--defined by the degree of satisfaction with the English church's state of reform--with the caveat that "puritan" is useful for "Calvinist pietists" who internalized their dissatisfaction with reform by emphasizing their co-religionists' prodigality through excessive sermonizing and devotional literature (11).
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