Definition of conformist in English:

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Pronunciation: /kənˈfôrməst/


1A person who conforms to accepted behavior or established practices.
Example sentences
  • 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?
traditionalist, conservative, stickler, formalist, diehard, reactionary
informal stick-in-the-mud, stuffed shirt
1.1British chiefly historical A person who conforms to the practices of the Church of England.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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.



Pronunciation: /kənˈfôrˌmizəm/
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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Syllabification: con·form·ist

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