AskDefine | Define conformist

Dictionary Definition

conformist adj
1 marked by conformity or convention; not corresponding to current customs or rules or styles; "underneath the radical image teenagers are surprisingly conformist" [ant: nonconformist]
2 adhering to established customs or doctrines (especially in religion) [syn: conforming] n : someone who conforms to established standards of conduct (especially in religious matters) [ant: nonconformist]

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  1. someone who conforms


someone who conforms


  1. conforming to established customs etc

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conforming to established customs etc

Extensive Definition

In English history, Conformists were those whose religious practices conformed with the requirements of the Act of Uniformity and so were in concert with the Established Church, the Church of England, as opposed to those of Nonconformists whose practices were not acceptable to the Church of England.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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