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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishnonconformistnon‧con‧form‧ist /ˌnɒnkənˈfɔːmɪst◂ $ ˌnɑːnkənˈfɔːr-/ AWL noun [countable]  DIFFERENTsomeone who does not accept the ways of thinking or behaving accepted by most other people in their society or groupnonconformist adjectivenonconformity noun [uncountable]
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nonconformistShe prided herself on being a nonconformist, on getting results by breaking the rules.He felt out of place, a nonconformist in a society where conformity was highly prized.a political nonconformist
Related topics: Christianity
NonconformistNonconformist adjective  RRCrelating to one of the Protestant Christian churches that have separated from the Church of EnglandNonconformist noun [countable]Nonconformism noun [uncountable]
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NonconformistHe was educated in a Nonconformist academy; his abilities lay in mathematics, engineering, and business administration.This was the only Nonconformist chapel Butterfield ever designed and in 1976 it became a parish church.In sharp contrast to previous pacifist agitations, the Nonconformist churches played only a minor role.By and large the Nonconformist churches supported the war, destroying themselves as a significant political force in the process.The building's hall is still frequently a venue for those exercising their Nonconformist Consciences on current political controversies.Unlike the Rector of Great Leighs the Nonconformist minister had no security of tenure.Indeed it had and the Nonconformist minister stood at the very centre of the Nonconformist world we are discussing.The third division was the propagation of Nonconformist principles.
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