HyperDic: nonconformist

English > 4 senses of the word nonconformist / Nonconformist:
ADJECTIVEallnonconformist, unconformistnot conforming to some norm or socially approved pattern of behavior or thought
allnonconformist, nonconformingnot conforming to established customs or doctrines especially in religion
NOUNperson Nonconformist, chapelgoera Protestant in England who is not a member of the Church of England
person nonconformist, recusantsomeone who refuses to conform to established standards of conduct
nonconformist / Nonconformist > pronunciation
Soundsnaa.nkahnfao'rmihst
Rhymesabortionist ... Zionist: 245 rhymes with ihst...
English > nonconformist: 4 senses > adjective 1
Meaningnot conforming to some norm or socially approved pattern of behavior or thought.
Examples
  • "their rabidly nonconformist deportment has made them legendary"
  • "the old stubborn nonconformist spirit of the early settlers"
Synonymunconformist
Oppositeconformistmarked by convention and conformity to customs or rules or styles
Spanishinconformista
Catalaninconformista
English > nonconformist: 4 senses > adjective 2
Meaningnot conforming to established customs or doctrines especially in religion.
Synonymnonconforming
Broaderunorthodoxbreaking with convention or tradition
Spanishinconformista
English > Nonconformist: 4 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA Protestant in England who is not a member of the Church of England.
Synonymchapelgoer
BroaderProtestantAn adherent of Protestantism
OppositeAnglicanA Protestant who is a follower of Anglicanism
Spanishchapelgoer
Catalanchapelgoer
English > nonconformist: 4 senses > noun 2, person
Meaningsomeone who refuses to conform to established standards of conduct.
Synonymrecusant
Narrowerbeatnik, beatA member of the beat generation
bohemianA nonconformist writer or artist who lives an unconventional life
enfant terribleA person whose unconventional behavior embarrasses others
hereticA person who holds unorthodox opinions in any field / field (not merely religion)
maverick, rebelsomeone who exhibits great independence in thought and action
Broaderdissenter, dissident, protester, objector, contestantA person who dissents from some established policy
Oppositeconformistsomeone who conforms to established standards of conduct (especially in religious matters)
Spanishinconformista
Catalaninconformista, recusant
Nounsnonconformisma lack of orthodoxy in thoughts or beliefs

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