action in accord with prevailing social standards, attitudes, practices, etc.
correspondence in form, nature, or character; agreement, congruity, or accordance.
compliance or acquiescence; obedience.
(often initial capital letter) compliance with the usages of an established church, especially the Church of England.
Geology. the relationship between adjacent strata.
Compare (def 2a).
noun (pl) -ities, -ances
compliance in actions, behaviour, etc, with certain accepted standards or norms
correspondence or likeness in form or appearance; congruity; agreement
compliance with the practices of an established church
early 15c., conformyte, from Middle French conformité (14c.), from Late Latin conformitatem (nominative conformitas), from conformis “similar in shape,” from conformare (see conform). Modern form is from 17c.
Agreement between an individual’s behavior and a group’s standards or expectations. A conformist is one who follows the majority’s desires or standards. (See also beatniks, bureaucrat, organization man, peer group, and peer pressure.)
causing convulsions; convulsive. a convulsant agent. Contemporary Examples After a few medication attempts, the doctors landed on a very low dose of the anticonvulsant lamotrigine. The Seizure Medication That Turns You Into a Poet Cat Ferguson September 11, 2014 noun any of a class of drugs used to prevent or abolish convulsions adjective of or […]
the act of or state of being . moral perversion; depravity. perversion of integrity. or dishonest proceedings. . debasement or alteration, as of language or a text. a debased form of a word. putrefactive decay; rottenness. any influence or agency. Contemporary Examples Speakers, including the anticorruption blogger Alexei Navalny, attempted to keep the tone defiant […]
an action or an instance of negligence that is deemed injurious to the public welfare or morals or to the interests of the state and that is legally prohibited. activity and those engaged in it: to fight crime. the habitual or frequent commission of crimes: a life of crime. any offense, serious wrongdoing, or sin. […]
Usually, antics. a playful trick or prank; caper. a grotesque, fantastic, or ludicrous gesture, act, or posture. Archaic. an actor in a grotesque or ridiculous presentation. a buffoon; clown. Obsolete. a grotesque theatrical presentation; ridiculous interlude. a grotesque or fantastic sculptured figure, as a gargoyle. ludicrous; funny. fantastic; odd; grotesque: an antic disposition. Obsolete. to […]