recusant

Definitions of recusant
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n someone who refuses to conform to established standards of conduct

Synonyms:
nonconformist
Antonyms:
conformist
someone who conforms to established standards of conduct (especially in religious matters)
Types:
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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

adj (of Catholics) refusing to attend services of the Church of England

Synonyms:
dissentient
unorthodox
breaking with convention or tradition

adj 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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