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Definition of "conformist" [conformist•con•form•ist]

  • A person who uncritically or habitually conforms to the customs, rules, or styles of a group. (noun)
  • Marked by conformity or convention: "Underneath the image, teenagers today are surprisingly conformist” ( Selina S. Guber). (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "conformist" in a sentence
  • "Lori has been a non-conformist from the beginning."
  • "As another rabbi wrote to me, "The only thing that a non-conformist hates more than a conformist is another nonconformist who does not conform to their standard of non-conformity.""
  • "But young people see dense cities with rail transit as cool, desirable, and fun and the suburbs as stifling and conformist, which is the polar opposite of older generations who feared cities and viewed them as dangerous and subways and light rail as second rate transit."