• WordNet 3.6
    • adj conformist marked by convention and conformity to customs or rules or styles "underneath the radical image teenagers are surprisingly conformist"
    • adj conformist adhering to established customs or doctrines (especially in religion)
    • n conformist someone who conforms to established standards of conduct (especially in religious matters)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Conformist One who conforms or complies; esp., one who conforms to the Church of England, or to the Established Church, as distinguished from a dissenter or nonconformist. "A cheeful conformist to your judgment."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n conformist One who conforms or complies; specifically, in England, one who complies with the form of worship of the Established Church, as distinguished from a dissenter or nonconformist.
    • n conformist In entomology, a British collector's name for a noctuid moth, Xylina conformis.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Conformist one who conforms, esp. with the worship of the Established Church
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  • Mignon McLaughlin
    “Every society honors its live conformists and its dead troublemakers.”
  • Sir Max Beerbohm
    “The Non-Conformist Conscience makes cowards of us all.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “He who would be a man must therefore be a non-conformist.”
  • Ayn Rand
    “There is a level of cowardice lower than that of the conformist: the fashionable non-conformist.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “A man must consider what a rich realm he abdicates when he becomes a conformist.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. conformārecon, with, and formāreforma, form.


In literature:

He is in the very front ranks of non-conformists, and looks with no unfriendly eye upon America.
"My Bondage and My Freedom" by Frederick Douglass
This institution is unsectarian, and has met with special aid from non-conformists.
"Deaconesses in Europe" by Jane M. Bancroft
The most unhappy peculiarity of her reign was the persecution of the Non-conformists, which, if not sanguinary, was irritating and severe.
"A Modern History, From the Time of Luther to the Fall of Napoleon" by John Lord
City-dwelling conformists just could not endure the monotony.
"This Crowded Earth" by Robert Bloch
Their founder and preachers were among the boldest and yet the meekest of the non-conformists.
"The Witch of Salem" by John R. Musick
On the same principles the non-conformists in the time of Charles II.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
He threatened to punish any man "who gave two pence" toward the support of a Non-conformist minister.
"The Trial of Theodore Parker" by Theodore Parker
Dante was a Conformist.
"The Kempton-Wace Letters" by Jack London
He was a conformist and he felt that the orthodox case needed defence: so he set about to answer the objectors.
"A History of Witchcraft in England from 1558 to 1718" by Wallace Notestein
The County of Nansemond had long abounded with non-conformists.
"History of the Colony and Ancient Dominion of Virginia" by Charles Campbell

In news:

0 Jean-Louis Trintignant stars in Bernardo Bertolucci 's "The Conformist".
CULVER CITY — At Sony Colorworks, digital colorist Steve Bowen and DI conformist Benjamin Sutor worked with a pretty inventive system for the color correction and conforming for The Amazing Spider-Man, directed by Marc Webb.
The Non- Conformist 's 4-Step Education Savings Plan.
Treasures of Deng Tuo, a Conformist Rebel.
Cannes fetes a non- conformist .
Oxytocin ('The Hormone of Love') Also Makes Us Conformists.
If the Goth kids in South Park were old enough to drink Pinot Noir instead of coffee, they'd probably drink Pinot from Chile just to upset all the "conformists" who wouldn't think of straying outside of Golden State.
The joke about hipsters (well, one of many, many jokes about hipsters) is that they are pioneers, non-conformists.

In science:

Astronomers are a very conformist bunch, as there are no trends with nationality, and references to conflicting evidence are kept at about 8%.
The role of references in the astronomical discourse