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NONCONFORMITY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does nonconformity mean? 

NONCONFORMITY (noun)
  The noun NONCONFORMITY has 4 senses:

1. lack of harmony or correspondence
2. a lack of orthodoxy in thoughts or beliefs
3. unorthodoxy as a consequence of not conforming to expected standards or values
4. failure to conform to accepted standards of behavior

  Familiarity information: NONCONFORMITY used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


NONCONFORMITY (noun)


Sense 1nonconformity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lack of harmony or correspondence

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("nonconformity" is a kind of...):

disagreement (the speech act of disagreeing or arguing or disputing)


Sense 2nonconformity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A lack of orthodoxy in thoughts or beliefs

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

nonconformance; nonconformism; nonconformity

Hypernyms ("nonconformity" is a kind of...):

heresy; heterodoxy; unorthodoxy (any opinions or doctrines at variance with the official or orthodox position)

Antonym:

conformity (orthodoxy in thoughts and belief)


Sense 3nonconformity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Unorthodoxy as a consequence of not conforming to expected standards or values

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("nonconformity" is a kind of...):

heterodoxy; unorthodoxy (the quality of being unorthodox)


Sense 4nonconformity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Failure to conform to accepted standards of behavior

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

nonconformance; nonconformity

Hypernyms ("nonconformity" is a kind of...):

failure (an act that fails)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "nonconformity"):

nonobservance (a lack of conformity with law or custom or practice etc.)

Antonym:

conformity (acting according to certain accepted standards)


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