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conformist

[kuh n-fawr-mist] /kənˈfɔr mɪst/
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
1625-1635
1625-35; conform + -ist
Related forms
conformism, noun
anticonformist, noun
hyperconformist, noun
semiconformist, noun
superconformist, noun
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conformist

/kənˈfɔːmɪst/
noun
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
adjective
3.
of a conforming nature or character
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Word Origin and History for anti-conformist

conformist

n.

"one who conforms" in any way, originally usually with reference to religion; 1630s, from conform + -ist. Cf. conformism.

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