noun Date: 1619 1. often capitalized a person who does not conform to an established church; especially one who does not conform to the Church of England 2. a person who does not conform to a generally accepted pattern of thought or action • nonconformist adjective, often capitalized

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  • nonconformist — [[t]nɒ̱nkənfɔ͟ː(r)mɪst[/t]] nonconformists also non conformist 1) ADJ GRADED If you say that someone s way of life or opinions are nonconformist, you mean that they are different from those of most people. Their views are non conformist and their …   English dictionary

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  • Nonconformist — UK [ˌnɒnkənˈfɔː(r)mɪst] / US [ˌnɑnkənˈfɔrmɪst] noun [countable] Word forms Nonconformist : singular Nonconformist plural Nonconformists a member of a type of protestant Christian church that is not the main type of church in a country Derived… …   English dictionary

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