A contradictory term which is only used by conformists themselves. If someone were to actually be a nonconformist (which I find impossible) then they would have no need for both the terms conformism and nonconformism.
I conform to nonconformity.
by *Beep* November 25, 2004
There is no such thing as a nonconformist. It is but a myth. There are so many nonconformists these days, that being a nonconformist would make you a conformist, because you are conforming to being nonconformist. Everyone is trying to be so unique and be nonconforming, that they are being non-nonconformist, resulting in a double negative and causing them to be conformists. To be a nonconformist would thus result in being a conformist.
Steve: I am a nonconformist.
Bob: No. By being a nonconformist, you are a conformist. I am a conformist, therefor I am a nonconformist.
Steve: Genius.
by Kiara Avocado May 20, 2007
something that does not truely exist. The "nonconformists" of the world all act,dress,talk,and think the same. Wasted youth.
The one thing a nonconformist hates more than a conformist is a nonconformist who fails to conform to the laws and standards of nonconformity.
by Jimmy Jazz February 02, 2005
a group of people with nothing better to do than bitch about people who like things, doesnt matter what they like, as long as you like something they hate you. My advice: Pull the stick out of your ass
the fat chick that sits behind me with half her head shaved, and the other half black, wearing a slipknot tee-shirt and smelling like unwashedness
by ethan mcsucksmydick January 18, 2005
A total douchebag, someone who thinks they're cool by creating a negative sterotype of themself. Basically a person with no friends.
Nonconformist: You laugh at me because I'm different. I laugh at you because You're all the same.
Jock: No, I laugh at you because you're a pussy.
by Jonny Jewsalot March 07, 2004
a word made up by losers who hate people with lives, definition: people without lives
have a nice day
by AngryMan July 17, 2004
A term often used poorly by people.
Conformity and nonconformity is a spectrum that one exists on. Each have their ups and downs and neither absolute is possible for normal people.

A conformist tends to go along with society's rules more often than most, and tends to do so uncritically. Everyone who is not a psychopath conforms a little. And part of having good manners, morals, and behaviors is conforming to rules set down by people who are long dead and built the society you live in (and probably knew better than you).
A non-conformist is more elusive, but it simply is someone who is an individualist and values their own agency. As with conformist, it's not an absolute for normal people. And many non-conformists are wrong because going against the grain has an inherent risk, especially since most people don't know better. Otherwise everyone would do it
There are some paradoxical overlaps. For example, a non-conformist playing nice to appease people is conforming in a sense but is a practical cost of doing business in the real world.

Ultimately it comes down to how often you exercise control over your own life when you can practically do so. And anyone who uses music, or clothes as an example of their nonconformity is kind of a retard.
"Sarah attended that party because her client needed her to. Such a conformist, doing what people want. Not like me. I am a nonconformist!" Whether this is true or not depends on the station of the person saying this versus the station of Sarah. Whoever has more control over their life is the winner so to speak.
by TheWhateverer November 02, 2014

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