Definitions for: Conformity


[n] acting according to certain accepted standards
[n] correspondence in form or appearance
[n] hardened conventionality
[n] orthodoxy in thoughts and belief
[n] concurrence of opinion; "we are in accord with your proposal"



Webster (1913) 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.

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

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