- failure or refusal to act in conformity with generally accepted beliefs and practices
- [N-] refusal to accept the doctrines or follow the practices of the Anglican Church
- lack of agreement or harmony
When you dress differently and wear your hair differently than the popular styles because you want to reflect only your own taste, this is an example of nonconformity.
- a. Refusal or failure to conform to accepted standards, conventions, rules, or laws.b. An instance of this: a measure aimed at reducing nonconformities to the housing code.
- often Nonconformity Refusal to accept or conform to the doctrines, usage, or polity of the Church of England.
- Geology An unconformity in which the underlying strata are composed of igneous or metamorphic rock and the overlying strata are composed of sedimentary rock.
(countable and uncountable, plural nonconformities)
non- +"Ž conformity
- Independency, like Nonconformity, is primarily a negative term.
- Erskine had little interest in the "historical criticism" of Christianity, and regarded as the only proper criterion of its truth its conformity or nonconformity with man's spiritual nature, and its adaptability or non-adaptability to man's spiritual needs.
- He was ejected for Nonconformity in 1662, and was so affected by the sight of the devastation caused by the great fire of London that he died shortly afterwards, on the 29th of October 1666.
- The Manchester Education Union and the Birmingham Education League had already formulated in the provinces the two opposing theories, the former standing for the preservation of denominational interests, the latter advocating secular rate-aided education as the only means of protecting Nonconformity against the Church.
- Rees, History of Protestant Nonconformity (1861).