Synonyms for conformity
kənˈfɔr mɪ ticon·form·ity
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How far should one accept the rules of the society in which one lives? To put it another way: at what point does conformity become corruption? Only by answering such questions does the conscience truly define itself. - Kenneth Tynan
English Synonyms and Antonyms
When tones, thoughts, or feelings, individually different, combine to form a consistent and pleasing whole, there is harmony. Harmony is deeper and more essential than agreement; we may have a superficial, forced, or patched-up agreement, but never a superficial, forced, or patched-up harmony. Concord is less full and spiritual than harmony. Concord implies more volition than accord; as, their views were found to be in perfect accord; or, by conference concord was secured; we do not secure accord, but discover it. We may speak of being in accord with a person on one point, but harmony is wider in range. Conformity is correspondence in form, manner, or use; the word often signifies submission to authority or necessity, and may be as far as possible from harmony; as, the attempt to secure conformity to an established religion. Congruity involves the element of suitableness; consistency implies the absence of conflict or contradiction in views, statements, or acts which are brought into comparison, as in the different statements of the same person or the different periods of one man's life; unanimity is the complete hearty agreement of many; consent and concurrence refer to decision or action, but consent is more passive than concurrence; one speaks by general consent when no one in the assembly cares to make formal objection; a decision of the Supreme Court depends upon the concurrence of a majority of the judges. Compare AGREE; FRIENDSHIP; MELODY.
antagonism, battle, conflict, contention, contest, controversy, difference, disagreement, discord, disproportion, dissension, disunion, hostility, incongruity, inconsistency, opposition, schism, separation, variance, warfare
correspondence in form or appearance
conformity, conformation, compliance, abidancenoun
acting according to certain accepted standards
"their financial statements are in conformity with generally accepted accounting practices"
compliance, contour, conformation, accord, residency, conformism, submission, configuration, compliancy, form, complaisance, obligingness, shape, residence, accordance, conformance, abidance, deference, ossification
orthodoxy in thoughts and belief
accord, conformity, accordancenoun
concurrence of opinion
"we are in accord with your proposal"
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The opposite for courage is not cowardice, it is conformity. Even a dead fish can go with the flow.
One of the only places left in the United States where independent thoughts are allowed is right here, the opinion hours on this network, just a few hours in a sea of television programming. It's not much, relatively speaking. For the left, it's unacceptable. They demand total conformity.
If our democracy is to flourish it must have criticism, if our government is to function it must have dissent. Only totalitarian governments insist upon conformity and they - as we know - do so at their peril.
Senators, I attend the Senate in conformity with your notice for the purpose of joining with you for the trial of the president of the United States. I'm now prepared to take the oath.
Justice requires that to lawfully constituted Authority there be given that respect and obedience which is its due; that the laws which are made shall be in wise conformity with the common good; and that, as a matter of conscience all men shall render obedience to these laws.
Translations for conformity
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- conformitatCatalan, Valencian
- συμμόρφωση, συμμορφία, ευπείθειαGreek
- likhet, ensartethetNorwegian
- konformitet, overenstemmelseNorwegian
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