conformistnoun [ C ]uk /kənˈfɔː.mɪst/ us /kənˈfɔːr.mɪst/ often disapproving
› someone who conforms
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adjective uk us
Examples from literature
- And must not the minds thus contrasted tend to become respectively conformist and nonconformist, not only in politics and religion, but in other things?
- Inevitably, to conformists and to persons who still accept doctrines and opinions which he rejected, he seems presumptuous and consequential.
- Large numbers of those who professed the established faith were in reality either nominal conformists too much immersed in affairs to trouble about religious questions, or actually free-thinkers in disguise.
- Many refused, including a number of the conformist ministers.
- There is indeed more faith in these honest denials than in half the assents of the conformists.