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a person who , especially unquestioningly, to the usual practices or standards of a group, society, etc.
(often initial capital letter) a person who to the usages of an established church, especially the Church of England.
of or characterized by , especially in action or appearance.
Contemporary Examples

“I find myself and my peers thinking, ‘This current generation is so corporate, so conformist, so apolitical,’” Wolf says.
Who Invented the ‘Teenager’? Nina Strochlic March 13, 2014

Historical Examples

Cozens has a conscience—a conformist conscience—and is a first-class season-ticket holder.
Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 156, April 9, 1919 Various

He was a conformist to the conventionalities of the surroundings in which he was placed.
Recollections of Abraham Lincoln 1847-1865 Ward Hill Lamon

But plainly this was a sin which a conformist was quite as likely to commit as a Nonconformist.
The English Church in the Eighteenth Century Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton

Thus a mistake has changed me into a conformist, though I never changed my creed.
Irish Wit and Humor Anonymous

The people of Upton, great and small, conformist or nonconformist, were proud of their rector.
Brought Home Hesba Stretton

Many refused, including a number of the conformist ministers.
A Short History of Scotland Andrew Lang

Due to the conformist spirit of the dominant crowd, native-born Americans are losing their intellectual leadership.
The Behavior of Crowds Everett Dean Martin

The preacher told the magistrates that he was a conformist, and therefore not subject to the penalties of the Act in question.
The Life of the Rev. George Whitefield, Volume I (of 2) Luke Tyerman

In fact, the disorders and attacks on conformist ministers were of a violence much overlooked by our historians.
A Short History of Scotland Andrew Lang

a person who adopts the attitudes, behaviour, dress, etc of the group to which he belongs
a person who complies with the practices of an established church, esp the Church of England
of a conforming nature or character

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


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