conformist

[kuhn-fawr-mist]
noun
1.
a person who conforms, especially unquestioningly, to the usual practices or standards of a group, society, etc.
2.
(often initial capital letter) a person who conforms to the usages of an established church, especially the Church of England.
adjective
3.
of or characterized by conforming, especially in action or appearance.

Origin:
1625–35; conform + -ist

conformism, noun
anticonformist, noun
hyperconformist, noun
semiconformist, noun
superconformist, noun
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conformist (kənˈfɔːmɪst)
 
n
1.  a person who adopts the attitudes, behaviour, dress, etc of the group to which he belongs
2.  a person who complies with the practices of an established church, esp the Church of England
 
adj
3.  of a conforming nature or character

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conformist
"one who conforms" in any way, originally usually with ref. to religion, 1630s, from conform + -ist. Cf. conformism.
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Example sentences
Suburbs have always been derided as bourgeois, consumerist and conformist.
Tabloids have an edge when the rest of the media is conformist.
It pretty much turned rock n roll into a conformist genre.
But perhaps conformist thinking is what our government would prefer of us as
  citizens.
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