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noun as in compliance

noun as in correspondence, harmony

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Example Sentences

To Carlson, objectivity is conformity, and conformity is cowardice.

From Time

To move up through the ranks in law enforcement, a certain amount of conformity and unwillingness to rock the boat is required.

She wears a uniform without it becoming a statement of conformity.

It’s important to think carefully about the message, because there’s more than one type of conformity.

From Vox

They should emphasize that sometimes conformity takes courage.

From Vox

Ginsberg the ad man beats back against the conformity of the computer and is swallowed whole.

(See also this excellent article by Dr. Eric Grollman about gender conformity & gender non-conformity).

Funeral was about childhood and death; Neon Bible was about organized religion; The Suburbs was about community and conformity.

The most striking thing about the latter, after all, is its monolithic conformity.

The playground, especially among little boys, is a place of cowardice and conformity.

By a “single” or “one reading,” I mean a single careful perusal in conformity to the requirements of my System.

So that in conformity every Man may take great comfort in himself, and all Mankind live well with one another.

There was much to be said about occasional conformity, about toleration, about the relation between Church and State.

He pushed his conformity to what he considered the usages of the Primitive Church to the verge of eccentricity.

This was most probably, in many instances a mere unthinking conformity to ancient use and wont.


On this page you'll find 81 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to conformity, such as: obedience, acquiescence, allegiance, assent, consent, and conventionality.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.