One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Not conforming or corresponding; disagreeing; inconsistent. Chiefly with to.
no object To fail to conform; to disagree, differ. Frequently with to, with, †from.
Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Bannatyne Miscellany. From dis- + conform, perhaps after post-classical Latin disconformis<br>mid 17th century; earliest use found in John Hacket (1592–1670), bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. From dis- + conform.
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