Definition of Nonconformity

1. Noun. Lack of harmony or correspondence.

Generic synonyms: Disagreement



2. Noun. A lack of orthodoxy in thoughts or beliefs.
Exact synonyms: Nonconformance, Nonconformism
Generic synonyms: Heresy, Heterodoxy, Unorthodoxy
Antonyms: Conformism, Conformity
Derivative terms: Nonconformist

3. Noun. Unorthodoxy as a consequence of not conforming to expected standards or values.
Generic synonyms: Heterodoxy, Unorthodoxy

4. Noun. Failure to conform to accepted standards of behavior.
Exact synonyms: Nonconformance
Generic synonyms: Failure
Specialized synonyms: Nonobservance
Antonyms: Conformity

Definition of Nonconformity

1. n. Neglect or failure of conformity; especially, in England, the neglect or refusal to unite with the established church in its rites and modes of worship.

Definition of Nonconformity

1. Noun. rejection of or the failure to conform, especially to standards, rules, or laws ¹

2. Noun. (religion) the refusal to adhere to a state religion ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Nonconformity

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nonconformity

nonconformal
nonconformally
nonconformance
nonconformances
nonconformed
nonconformer
nonconformers
nonconforming
nonconformism
nonconformisms
nonconformist
nonconformist register
nonconformist registers
nonconformists
nonconformities
nonconformity (current term)
nonconforms
nonconfrontation
nonconfrontational
nonconfrontationally
nonconfused
noncongealing
noncongested
noncongestion
noncongestive
noncongregational
noncongruence
noncongruent

Literary usage of Nonconformity

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1. The British Quarterly Review by Robert Vaughan, Henry Allon (1869)
"Surely their descendants were justified in so doing, for, as Doddridge truly says, 'we are to be concerned for' nonconformity, 'not ' merely as the cause of ..."

2. An Historical Introduction to the Marprelate Tracts: A Chapter in the by William Pierce (1909)
"Uniformity and nonconformity. — The significant result of the enforcement of uniformity was the creation of nonconformity. ..."

3. History of the Church of England: From the Abolition of the Roman Jurisdiction by Richard Watson Dixon (1902)
"... countenance nonconformity outwardly or discourage Conformity; but to countenance Conformity outwardly and secretly to encourage nonconformity. ..."

4. The Principles of Sociology by Herbert Spencer (1896)
"nonconformity. § G42. NOTHING like that which we now call nonconformity can be traced in societies of simple types. Devoid of the knowledge and the mental ..."

5. Ballads from Manuscripts by Richard Williams, Frederick James Furnivall (1873)
"THE development of nonconformity—a very natural sequence of the ... About 1563 the era of Protestant nonconformity in England may be said to begin, ..."

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