conformist conformist  /kən ˈfɔr mɪst/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) someone who conforms to established standards of conduct (especially in religious matters)
  2. (adj) marked by convention and conformity to customs or rules or styles
  3. (adj) adhering to established customs or doctrines (especially in religion)

Antonyms(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Thats because you have to be a non-conformist in order to become a pothead.
  2. A classic anti-hero, he typified the new breed of Hollywood star -- rebellious, contentious and defiantly non-conformist.
  3. I find it highly amusing that the same parents who are trying to lockstep their kids until age 22 are the ones who rebelled in the 80s against their own ultra-conformist parents.

News

  1. Distilled: Move over PBR. Here are six other cheap beer options.

    Is it possible the beloved Pabst Blue Ribbon could fall out of favor with the young, unkempt masses? I’m calling my shot now and going with a resounding yes, as the price of PBR is actually going up due to its popularity. Besides, isn’t the point of drinking PBR that you’re a cool non-conformist? Well, not if everyone is drinking it.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Columbus Alive

  2. PATRIOTS NOTEBOOK: Spikes explains absence, says he’s different

    Linebacker Brandon Spikes says he skipped organized team activities this offseason because he is a non-conformist. Spikes, who is on hand for the Patriots’ mandatory minicamp, says he’ll be in attendance when training camp kicks off this summer as well.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Patriot Ledger

  3. Cancer

    You are not as conformist as some people think and what you do over the next few days will prove that fact several times over. Expect a bit of a backlash though - some people just don't like surprises...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: New York Post

Quotes

  1. "Davis still exhibits conformist tendencies," Schwarzenegger said in a decision he signed on June 22.
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Arnold Schwarzenegger Source: The Associated Press

  2. "Everything which is old and conformist is boring, it's better to invent something new," Fo, who won the Nobel literature prize in 1997, told La Repubblica.
    on Jan 9, 2007 By: Dario Fo Source: Washington Post

  3. Daniel Horowitz, a criminal defense attorney who also has watched the trial, says the replacement bodes well for the defense, calling her "a woman who will not immediately join the group. She's clearly a non-conformist."
    on Nov 9, 2004 By: Daniel Horowitz Source: KTVU.com

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