recusant

Definitions of recusant
  1. noun
    someone who refuses to conform to established standards of conduct
    synonyms: nonconformist
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    Antonyms:
    conformist
    someone who conforms to established standards of conduct (especially in religious matters)
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    beat, beatnik
    a member of the beat generation; a nonconformist in dress and behavior
    bohemian
    a nonconformist writer or artist who lives an unconventional life
    enfant terrible
    a person whose unconventional behavior embarrasses others
    heretic
    a person who holds unorthodox opinions in any field (not merely religion)
    maverick, rebel
    someone who exhibits great independence in thought and action
    type of:
    contestant, dissenter, dissident, objector, protester
    a person who dissents from some established policy
  2. adjective
    (of Catholics) refusing to attend services of the Church of England
    synonyms: dissentient
    unorthodox
    breaking with convention or tradition
  3. adjective
    refusing to submit to authority
    “"the recusant electors...cooperated in electing a new Senate"- Mary W.Williams”
    Synonyms:
    disobedient
    not obeying or complying with commands of those in authority
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