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conformative (comparative more conformative, superlative most conformative)

  1. (nonstandard) Tending to conform; conforming. Abiding by rules, laws, or social conventions.
  2. (nonstandard) Of or pertaining to a conformation.


  • 1932: Jean Toomer, "As the Eagle Soars," Crisis
    A true individual is not conformative but formative.
  • 1999: Phillip K. Wilson, Surgery, Skin And Syphilis: Daniel Turner's London (1667-1741)
    the impressed immaterial ‘species’ from the mother’s imagination became expressed as a result of the imagination’s conformative power.
  • 2000: Martha Joynt Kumar (ed.), Lawrence R. Jacobs (ed.), Robert Y. Shapiro, Presidential Power: Forging the Presidency for the Twenty-first Century
    The immediate prospects for transformational (or conformative) leadership in the presidency do not at present appear auspicious.
  • 2004: Paul Spencer, The Samburu: A Study in Geocentracy
    The social structure of the two conformative societies is more clearly defined: individual enterprise and competition are more discernible in the other two



conformative f

  1. feminine plural of conformativo