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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.
Whoso would be a man, must be a nonconformist. He who would gather immortal palms must not be hindered by the name of goodness, but must explore if it be goodness.
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.
The pub boss would do well to remember the proud nonconformist reputation that we have in Huddersfield and the Colne Valley.
Once it is in possession of the entire Dodge Collection, the Zimmerli will hold the works of more than a thousand nonconformist artists who were active in the later years of the Soviet Union's existence.
'He was a nonconformist,' says daughter Olivia Limpe-Au, whom he handpicked to succeed him.
Preachers and teachers - stalwart bastions of nonconformist Wales - poured out to enrich a waiting world.
Women hadn't begun to shed their Donna Reed aprons and deconstruct the Feminine Mystique, except for one notoriously nonconformist "Lee," who, for all her assimilationist fervor, was nonplussed by the sheer conventionality of the place.
It is, moreover, the academic culture's ultimate control mechanism to weed out the idiosyncratic, the creative, the nonconformist.
"He was a champion of new music, a nonconformist and a visionary."