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
  1. noun
    correspondence in form or appearance
    synonyms: conformance
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    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
  2. noun
    concurrence of opinion
    synonyms: accord, accordance
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    type of:
    agreement
    the verbal act of agreeing
  3. noun
    compliance with accepted standards, rules, or norms
    “their financial statements are in conformity with generally accepted accounting practices”
    synonyms: abidance, compliance, conformation
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    Antonyms:
    disobedience, noncompliance
    the failure to obey
    nonconformance, nonconformity
    failure to conform to accepted standards of behavior
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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
  4. noun
    orthodoxy in thoughts and belief
    synonyms: conformism
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    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
  5. noun
    hardened conventionality
    synonyms: ossification
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    type of:
    convention, conventionalism, conventionality
    orthodoxy as a consequence of being conventional
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