Antonyms for non-conformity

Grammar : Noun
Spell : non-kuh n-fawr-mi-tee
Phonetic Transcription : ˌnɒn kənˈfɔr mɪ ti

Definition of non-conformity

Origin :
  • also nonconformity, 1610s, coined in English from non- + conformity. Originally of Church of England clergymen who refused to conform on certain ceremonies.
  • As in nonconformity : noun belief, behavior different from most
  • As in originality : noun creativeness
  • As in rebellion : noun disobedience; revolt
  • As in irregularity : noun something that is irregular
  • As in insurgence : noun rebellion
  • As in insurgency : noun rebellion
  • As in quirkiness : noun eccentricity
  • As in singularity : noun eccentricity
  • As in unlikeness : noun difference
  • As in difference : noun dissimilarity, distinctness
  • As in dissent : noun disagreement, disapproval
  • As in dissidence : noun difference of opinion
  • As in eccentricity : noun bizarreness, unusualness
  • As in exception : noun special case; irregularity
  • As in heresy : noun unorthodox opinion, especially in religious matters
Example sentences :
  • “And that price of non-conformity is too high,” he completed steadily.
  • Extract from : « A Breath of Prairie and other stories » by Will Lillibridge
  • Prosecutions for non-conformity were enforced with the utmost severity.
  • Extract from : « The Cathedral Church of Canterbury [2nd ed.]. » by Hartley Withers
  • The foibles of their youth are still to be traced in faulting and non-conformity.
  • Extract from : « In the Open » by Stanton Davis Kirkham
  • He removed to Boston in May, 1644, being probably one of those who were driven away from Virginia for non-conformity.
  • Extract from : « History of the Colony and Ancient Dominion of Virginia » by Charles Campbell
  • He was ordered before the Bishop, Dec. 12, 1631, to answer for his non-conformity.
  • Extract from : « The Simple Cobler of Aggawam in America » by Theodore de la Guard
  • Mr. Robinson had left England as early as 1608, on account of the persecutions for non-conformity, and had retired to Holland.
  • Extract from : « Daniel Webster for Young Americans » by Daniel Webster
  • He told them he would have none of their non-conformity, he would "make them conform or harry them out of the land."
  • Extract from : « The Greatest English Classic » by Cleland Boyd McAfee
  • But he was not above a year here until the bishop of Down suspended him and Mr. Blair for non-conformity.
  • Extract from : « Biographia Scoticana (Scots Worthies) » by John Howie
  • Virtue in relation to opinion consists neither in conformity nor non-conformity, but in sincere beliefs, and in living up to them.
  • Extract from : « The Principles Of Secularism » by George Jacob Holyoake
  • He exacted a rigid conformity to his rules of non-conformity and his scepticism had the absolute accent of a dogma.
  • Extract from : « The Reef » by Edith Wharton

Synonyms for non-conformity

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