conformity

If all your friends wear jeans to school and you wear checkered slacks, you could say you reject conformity — doing the same thing as everyone else.

Conformity usually refers to people's behavior or looks, but it can also be used to describe something that matches the form of something else — for example, a one-story house built in conformity to the low-slung buildings that surround it. It's common for conformity to follow the word in.

Definitions of conformity
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n correspondence in form or appearance

Synonyms:
conformance
Types:
justness, nicety, rightness
conformity with some esthetic standard of correctness or propriety
normality
conformity with the norm
Type of:
agreement, correspondence
compatibility of observations

n concurrence of opinion

Synonyms:
accord, accordance
Type of:
agreement
the verbal act of agreeing

n compliance with accepted standards, rules, or norms

“their financial statements are in conformity with generally accepted accounting practices”
Synonyms:
abidance, compliance, conformation
Antonyms:
disobedience, noncompliance
the failure to obey
nonconformance, nonconformity
failure to conform to accepted standards of behavior
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Types:
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formality
compliance with formal rules
line
acting in conformity
honoring, observance
conformity with law or custom or practice etc.
keeping
conformity or harmony
punctilio
strict observance of formalities
Type of:
cooperation
joint operation or action

n orthodoxy in thoughts and belief

Synonyms:
conformism
Antonyms:
nonconformance, nonconformism, nonconformity
a lack of orthodoxy in thoughts or beliefs
Types:
conventionality
conformity with conventional thought and behavior
legalism
strict conformity to the letter of the law rather than its spirit
Type of:
orthodoxy
a belief or orientation agreeing with conventional standards

n hardened conventionality

Synonyms:
ossification
Type of:
convention, conventionalism, conventionality
orthodoxy as a consequence of being conventional

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