Dictionary

individualist

individualist

noun in·di·vid·u·al·ist \-list\

: a person who does things without being concerned about what other people will think

Full Definition of INDIVIDUALIST

1
:  one that pursues a markedly independent course in thought or action
2
:  one that advocates or practices individualism
individualist or in·di·vid·u·al·is·tic \-ˌvij-wə-ˈlis-tik, -ˌvi-jə-wə-, -ˌvi-jə-ˈlis-\ adjective
in·di·vid·u·al·is·ti·cal·ly \-ˈlis-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of INDIVIDUALIST

  1. The school encourages children to be individualists.
  2. <an individualist who steadfastly refuses to do what everyone else is doing>

First Known Use of INDIVIDUALIST

1840

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: individualityPrevious Word in the Dictionary: individualismAll Words Near: individualist
February 26, 2015
captious Hear it
Tending to find fault and raise objections
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears