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nonconformity

non·con·form·i·ty

nonconformity

 
 
pronunciation:
nan kn for mih ti
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: refusal or failure to conform, esp. to societal customs, values, or the like.
Nonconformity is little appreciated in a culture that places the needs of society as a whole far above the desires of the individual.
antonyms:
compliance, conformity
definition 2: lack of compliance or adherence, as to a standard, specification, regulation, or the like.
Some teachers refused to follow the new policy and were penalized for their nonconformity.
antonyms:
compliance, conformity
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