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Meaning of CONFORMITY

Pronunciation:  kun'formitee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  acting according to certain accepted standards
  2. [n]  correspondence in form or appearance
  3. [n]  hardened conventionality
  4. [n]  orthodoxy in thoughts and belief
  5. [n]  concurrence of opinion; "we are in accord with your proposal"
 

CONFORMITY is a 10 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: abidance, accord, accordance, compliance, conformance, conformation, conformism, ossification
 
 Antonyms: disobedience, noncompliance, nonconformance, nonconformity, nonconformity
 
 See Also: agreement, agreement, convention, conventionalism, conventionality, conventionality, cooperation, correspondence, formality, honoring, justness, keeping, legalism, line, nicety, normality, observance, orthodoxy, rightness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Con*form"i*ty\, n.; pl. {Conformities}. [Cf. F.
conformit['e].]
1. Correspondence in form, manner, or character; resemblance;
   agreement; congruity; -- followed by to, with, or between.

         By our conformity to God.             --Tillotson.

         The end of all religion is but to draw us to a
         conformity with God.                  --Dr. H.More.

         A conformity between the mental taste and the
         sensitive taste.                      --Addison.

2. (Eng. Eccl. Hist.) Compliance with the usages of the
   Established Church.

         The king [James I.] soon afterward put forth a
         proclamation requiring all ecclesiastical and civil
         officers to do their duty by enforcing conformity.
                                               --Hallam.

 
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