Antonyms for non-conformist

Grammar : Adj, noun
Spell : non-kuhn-fawr-mist
Phonetic Transcription : ˌnɒn kənˈfɔr mɪst

Definition of non-conformist

Origin :
  • also nonconformist, 1610s, originally one who adhered to Church of England doctrine but not its practice, from non- + conformist. After their ejection under the Act of Uniformity (1662) the name passed to the separate churches they joined or formed. In general use from 1670s as "one who does not participate in a practice or course of action." As an adjective from 1640s.
  • As in lawless : adj reckless, ungoverned
  • As in nonconformist : adj unwilling to behave, believe as most do
  • As in sectarian : adj narrow-minded, exclusive
  • As in unconventional : adj very different; odd
  • As in unorthodox : adj abnormal; other than accepted
  • As in way-out : adj unconventional
  • As in contrary : adj antagonistic; opposite
  • As in dissident : adj disagreeing, differing
  • As in heretical : adj unorthodox
  • As in maverick : noun person who takes chances, departs from accepted course
  • As in nonconformist : noun person who goes against normal behavior, beliefs
  • As in original : noun person who is eccentric
  • As in radical : noun person who advocates significant, often extreme change
  • As in rebel : noun person who does not obey
  • As in sectarian : noun person who is narrow-minded
  • As in beatnik : noun uncoventional, free-sprited person
  • As in dissenter : noun dissident
  • As in dropout : noun failing student
  • As in lone wolf : noun person who avoids other
  • As in insurrectionary : noun rebel
  • As in insurrectionist : noun rebel
  • As in revolutionist : noun rebel
  • As in schismatic : noun separatist
  • As in sectary : noun separatist
  • As in separationist : noun separatist
  • As in separatist : noun dissenter
  • As in dissident : noun person who holds different belief
  • As in eccentric : noun person who is bizarre, unusual
  • As in free spirit : noun nonconformist
  • As in apostate : noun traitor
  • As in iconoclast : noun detractor
Example sentences :
  • It was plain, but its plainness was not the barrenness of a non-conformist chapel.
  • Extract from : « The Golden House » by Charles Dudley Warner
  • I said mischievously, for I loved to jar his non-conformist conscience.
  • Extract from : « The Sorrows of Satan » by Marie Corelli
  • With Emerson he might have agreed that "whoso would be a man must be a non-conformist."
  • Extract from : « Ivory Apes and Peacocks » by James Huneker
  • He looked shocked,he was a Non-conformist,but remembering in time how rich I was, he bowed with a meek patience.
  • Extract from : « The Sorrows of Satan » by Marie Corelli
  • He threatened to punish any man "who gave two pence" toward the support of a Non-conformist minister.
  • Extract from : « The Trial of Theodore Parker » by Theodore Parker
  • What was the attitude of the church toward these non-conformist movements?
  • Extract from : « The Influence of the Bible on Civilisation » by Ernst Von Dobschutz
  • Now, thousands of Non-conformist chapels proclaim its meaning gone, and its language an affectation and an insolence.
  • Extract from : « Studies of Christianity » by James Martineau
  • “Fault of any non-conformist country,” pleaded young Mr. Braid, finely assuming mortification.
  • Extract from : « Ladies and Gentlemen  » by Irvin S. (Irvin Shrewsbury) Cobb
  • Accordingly this was done, and certified by the non-conformist magnate of Ambleside Hall.
  • Extract from : « The Church of Grasmere » by Mary L. Armitt
  • And besides, we had all the Non-conformist Ministers in the Country for us, and they brought in a power of hands.
  • Extract from : « Citt and Bumpkin (1680) » by Sir Roger L'Estrange

Synonyms for non-conformist

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