nonconformist

[non-kuhn-fawr-mist]
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:
1610–20; non- + conformist


1. dissenter, dissident, individualist, loner.
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nonconformist (ˌnɒnkənˈfɔːmɪst)
 
n
1.  a person who does not conform to generally accepted patterns of behaviour or thought
 
adj
2.  of or characterized by behaviour that does not conform to generally accepted patterns
 
noncon'formism
 
n

Nonconformist (ˌnɒnkənˈfɔːmɪst)
 
n
1.  a member of a Protestant denomination that dissents from an Established Church, esp the Church of England
 
adj
2.  of, relating to, or denoting Nonconformists
 
Noncon'formity
 
n
 
Noncon'formism
 
n

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Example sentences
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.
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