Meaning of “conformist” in the English Dictionary

"conformist" in English

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conformistnoun [ C ]

uk /kənˈfɔː.mɪst/ us /kənˈfɔːr.mɪst/ often disapproving
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. 

(Definition of “conformist” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"conformist" in American English

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conformistnoun [ C ]


someone who behaves or thinks like the other people in a group and doesn't do anything unusual

(Definition of “conformist” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)