from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Lack of conformity; disagreement.

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  • n. Lack of conformity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Lack of conformity; nonconformity.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Nonconformity; incompliance.


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Compare French inconformit├ę.


  • It is true, that what is settled by custom, though it be not good, yet at least it is fit; and those things which have long gone together, are, as it were, confederate within themselves; whereas new things piece not so well; but though they help by their utility, yet they trouble by their inconformity.

    The Essays

  • When they are attributed to men, they signify conformity, or inconformity of manners, to reason.


  • But when they are attributed to action they signify the conformity, or inconformity to reason, not of manners, or manner of life, but of particular actions.


  • If a man do an action of injustice, that is to say, an action contrary to the law, God, they say, is the prime cause of the law and also the prime cause of that and all other actions; but no cause at all of the injustice; which is the inconformity of the action to the law.


  • And so perhaps are some of those books which are called Apocrypha, if left out of the Canon, not for inconformity of doctrine with the rest, but only because they are not found in the Hebrew.


  • "Whereas once there were shrugged shoulders and turned faces, I now see fingers pointing out the problems, and mouths emanating inconformity."

    Cuban Revolution

  • It is the inconformity of sin unto the holiness of God, as represented in the law, whence it is loathsome to


  • Hence there is in sin a peculiar inconformity to the holiness of God; which is the "macula," the "spot," "stain," and


  • The nature of all sin, therefore, consists in its enmity, its inconformity to the rule.


  • And I shall crave leave to say, that he who hath no experience of spiritual shame and self-abhorrency, upon the account of this inconformity of his nature and the faculties of his soul unto the holiness of God, is a great stranger unto this whole work of sanctification.



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