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nonconformist

noun [C]     /ˌnɒn.kənˈfɔː.mɪst/ US  /ˌnɑːn.kənˈfɔːr-/
someone who lives and thinks in a way that is different from other peopleCustom, tradition and conformity (also Nonconformist) religion a member of a Christian group that is Protestant but does not belong to the Church of EnglandFollowers of religious groups nonconformist     adjective nonconformist behaviour a Nonconformist ministerCustom, tradition and conformity nonconformity     /-mə.ti/ US  /-mə.t̬i/ noun [U] (also nonconformism, /-mɪ.zəm/ ) Her clothes were an immediate signal of her nonconformity.Custom, tradition and conformity
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