nonconformist nonconformist  /ˌnɑn kən ˈfɔr mɪst/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a Protestant in England who is not a member of the Church of England
  2. (n) someone who refuses to conform to established standards of conduct
  3. (adj) not conforming to some norm or socially approved pattern of behavior or thought
  4. (adj) not conforming to established customs or doctrines especially in religion

Usage(s):

  1. Whoso would be a man must be a nonconformist.
  2. Whatever you're called rebel, unorthodox, nonconformist, radical it's all self-indulgence without a good cause to give your life meaning.
  3. I gleefully read Morris Freedman's message to my nonconformist friends.

News

Quotes

  1. "We don't need the First Amendment to protect speech that is trendy, conventional, popular or politically correct. The First Amendment assures the voice of the real nonconformist, the underdog, the unfashionable, also will be heard," Roberts said.
    on Sep 19, 2007 By: John Roberts Source: Newsday

  2. "I would call the new party project undoubtedly nonconformist, with one simple thought: We cannot develop further as a country without independent political institutions," Lebedev told the Russian state news agency RIA-Novosti.
    on Sep 30, 2008 By: Alexander Lebedev Source: guardian.co.uk

  3. Be the person whom King praised in his 1961 sermon, "The Transformed Nonconformist," someone "of conviction, not conformity; of moral nobility, not social respectability," Kimbrough said.
    on Jan 10, 2007 By: Martin Luther King Source: Tallahassee.com

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