Conformism



[kuh n-fawr-mist] /kənˈfɔr mɪst/

noun
1.
a person who , especially unquestioningly, to the usual practices or standards of a group, society, etc.
2.
(often initial capital letter) a person who to the usages of an established church, especially the Church of England.
adjective
3.
of or characterized by , especially in action or appearance.
/kənˈfɔːmɪst/
noun
1.
a person who adopts the attitudes, behaviour, dress, etc of the group to which he belongs
2.
a person who complies with the practices of an established church, esp the Church of England
adjective
3.
of a conforming nature or character
n.

1890, “tendency or need to conform” to some group standard, from conform + -ism. In religion, from c.1902. In geology from c.1912. Modern, general sociological sense (social conformism) popularized from c.1948.
n.

“one who conforms” in any way, originally usually with reference to religion; 1630s, from conform + -ist. Cf. conformism.

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