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nonconformist

[non-kuh n-fawr-mist] /ˌnɒn kənˈfɔr mɪst/
noun
1.
a person who refuses to conform, as to established customs, attitudes, or ideas.
2.
(often initial capital letter) a Protestant in England who is not a member of the Church of England; dissenter.
Origin
1610-1620
1610-20; non- + conformist
Synonyms
1. dissenter, dissident, individualist, loner.
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  • She shared his nonconformist beliefs, managed the meager household finances and sustained an unwavering faith in his brilliance.
  • The place is filled with colorful artists and other nonconformist types.
  • Being a nonconformist requires more than eating tofu, tempeh and other tasteless mush.
  • Several members said they found this nonconformist aura a refreshing change.
  • Paige is introverted and serious, a nonconformist who never quite fit into any group.
  • Yet history shows that it is often the nonconformist outsiders who play a pivotal role.
  • The prophet and apostle knew this, and the nonconformist confutes the conformists, by quoting the texts they must allow.
British Dictionary definitions for nonconformist

nonconformist

/ˌnɒnkənˈfɔːmɪst/
noun
1.
a person who does not conform to generally accepted patterns of behaviour or thought
adjective
2.
of or characterized by behaviour that does not conform to generally accepted patterns
Derived Forms
nonconformism, noun

Nonconformist

/ˌnɒnkənˈfɔːmɪst/
noun
1.
a member of a Protestant denomination that dissents from an Established Church, esp the Church of England
adjective
2.
of, relating to, or denoting Nonconformists
Derived Forms
Nonconformity, Nonconformism, noun
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