nonconformism :

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  • n  a lack of orthodoxy in thoughts or beliefs
  • n  the practice of nonconformity

  • To grow a beard, to be sexually brave, to take dope even to killall these are understood experiences of 'nonconformism.
  • Was the decade a wacky jag of smiley faces and bell-bottoms or a daring heyday of nonconformism and creativity? You can decide this month when the two 1970s duke it out in two .
  • After all, unrestricted amateur nonconformism is one of the honorable paths in American history.

  • Tristram Hunt in Times Online
    Tristram Hunt, the British historian, said: "Bush saw the special relationship through the prism of Churchill as a war leader. But there are other traditions, of nonconformism and antiimperialism, running through Anglo-American history which...

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