Word forms: nonconformists
COBUILD Advanced British English Dictionary1. graded adjective & adjectiveIf you say that someone's way of life or opinions are nonconformist, you mean that they are different from those of most people. ⇒ Their views are non-conformist and their political opinions are extreme. ⇒ Your non-conformist ways will probably get you into trouble. ⇒ ...a nonconformist lifestyle.A nonconformist is someone who is nonconformist. ⇒ Victoria stood out as a dazzling non-conformist.2. adjective [ADJ n]In Britain, nonconformist churches are Protestant churches which are not part of the Church of England. ⇒ His father was a Nonconformist minister.A nonconformist is a member of a nonconformist church. ⇒ Although he seems to be an old-fashioned non-conformist, he is in fact a very devout Catholic.