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Pronunciation:  `nânkun'formitee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  failure to conform
  2. [n]  unorthodoxy as a consequence of not conforming to expected standards or values
  3. [n]  a lack of conformity
  4. [n]  lack of harmony or correspondence

NONCONFORMITY is a 13 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: nonconformance
 Antonyms: abidance, compliance, conformation, conformism, conformity, conformity
 See Also: disagreement, failure, heresy, heterodoxy, heterodoxy, nonobservance, unorthodoxy, unorthodoxy



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Non*con*form"i*ty\, n.
Neglect or failure of conformity; especially, in England, the
neglect or refusal to unite with the established church in
its rites and modes of worship.

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