1A person who conforms to accepted behavior or established practices.
- The minivan's entire image problem is quite the opposite: that some people - a lot of people - see it as signifying that you're an unthinking conformist.
- Those who are in revolt against society are conformists; they reject one form of conformity and accept another form of conformity.
- If you look back on the 20th-century, I don't know who was worse: the fanatics or the conformists?
1.1British chiefly historical A person who conforms to the practices of the Church of England.
- However, English Protestant conformists had a further problem, for their Church, overseen by the sovereign and a clerical hierarchy, was open to the charge of not being sufficiently reformed.
- Clashes between conformists and Puritans resulted in the suppression of the organized Presbyterian wing of Puritanism by 1591, but the impact of Puritans on the Church at a local level remained enormous.
- He notes the struggle during Elizabeth's reign between committed Protestants and the majority of conformists, the latter often unsympathetic to Protestant doctrines if, indeed, they understood them.
(Of a person or activity) conforming to accepted behavior or established practices; conventional.
- Reciprocally, conformity theory predicts that spiritual experiences in turn reinforce conformist beliefs and practices.
- We bought it Sunday afternoon; Sunday evening, we cooked a beef roast, because we're such conformist traditionalists.
- I think there is more often than not a routine that takes place between improvisers that is more conformist and restrictive than they would ever imagine or admit to.
- Example sentences
- It's one of those untransportable American plays that, in rejecting social conformism and political correctness, ends up celebrating anything dysfunctional.
- Multiculturalism can be invoked by minority groups to attack the conformism and conservatism of the larger society, and to pressure it to accept the new realities of openness and pluralism.
- Authentic existence is a breaking free from the conformism and conventions of the everyday that we are thrown into.
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