Definitions

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  • adj. Tending to conform; conforming.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to a conformation.

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Examples

  • Epical poetry is poetic not because it is metrical and conformative to rhythmical standards, -- though it usually is both, -- but it is poetry because of the high sweep of its emotional outlook, the bigness of its thought, the untamed passion of its language, and the musical flow of its utterance.

    The Book of the Epic

  • Because you know how difficult it can be inside the conformative confines of a high school situation or a college situation.

    Londonist

  • She's just different from the bland, unexciting, conformative, "normal" girls you're used to, so it makes you uncomfortable. on 02 / 25 / 2009, -0 / +26An electrical charge is still present in televisions for years after being unplugged.

    Original Signal - Transmitting Digg

  • The 50's dialogue is expectedly conformative, however the scathing insults spewed during arguments often made the entire theater gasp.

    Epinions Recent Content for Home

  • I HATE stereotype threat. it's a shitty feeling. this post reminds me a lot of the conclusions of the studies i talked about here, about how if you get 3 women on a corporate board the whole board functions better - perhaps it's because the women cease to feel like tokens and thus stereotype threat is removed, then their contributions are a lot less conformative to avoid stereotype threat, and the diversity of ideas on a board yield better corporate performance. wow, what a sentence. but i do think it's linked.

    Q&A #1 - Hostile Environments for Women

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