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n. pl. non·con·form·i·ties
a. Refusal or failure to conform to accepted standards, conventions, rules, or laws.
b. An instance of this: a measure aimed at reducing nonconformities to the housing code.
2. often Nonconformity Refusal to accept or conform to the doctrines, usage, or polity of the Church of England.
3. Geology An unconformity in which the underlying strata are composed of igneous or metamorphic rock and the overlying strata are composed of sedimentary rock.


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


(ˌnɒn kənˈfɔr mɪ ti)

1. failure or refusal to conform, as to established customs, attitudes, or ideas.
2. lack of conformity or agreement.
3. (often cap.) refusal to conform to the Church of England.
4. an unconformity that separates crystalline rocks, either igneous or metamorphic, from sedimentary rocks.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nonconformity - lack of harmony or correspondence
disagreement - the speech act of disagreeing or arguing or disputing
2.nonconformity - a lack of orthodoxy in thoughts or beliefs
heresy, heterodoxy, unorthodoxy - any opinions or doctrines at variance with the official or orthodox position
conformism, conformity - orthodoxy in thoughts and belief
3.nonconformity - unorthodoxy as a consequence of not conforming to expected standards or values
heterodoxy, unorthodoxy - the quality of being unorthodox
4.nonconformity - failure to conform to accepted standards of behavior
failure - an act that fails; "his failure to pass the test"
nonobservance - a lack of conformity with law or custom or practice etc.
abidance, compliance, conformity, conformation - acting according to certain accepted standards; "their financial statements are in conformity with generally accepted accounting practices"


[ˈnɒnkənˈfɔːmɪtɪ] Ninconformismo m
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