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individualism

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of individualism

  1. 1 an odd or peculiar habit <the novelist gives each character an assortment of individualisms that sets them apart> Synonyms crotchet, curiosity, eccentricity, erraticism, idiosyncrasy, kink, mannerism, oddity, peculiarity, quiddity, quip, quirk, singularity, tic, trick, twistRelated Words affectation, airs; attribute, characteristic, mark, property, trait; custom, habit, pattern, practice (also practise), way, wont; addiction; abnormality, neuroticism, perversion, weirdness; disposition, genius, leaning, partiality; bent, inclination, penchant, predilection, predisposition, proclivity, propensity, tendency, turn; attitude, character, humor, identity, individuality, nature, personality, temperamentNear Antonyms conformity, sameness

  2. 2 the set of qualities that make a person different from other people <his individualism and epic vision set him well apart from other architects of his generation> Synonyms character, identity, individuality, personality, selfhood, self-identityRelated Words distinctiveness, idiosyncrasy, oneness, peculiarity, separateness, singleness, singularity, uniqueness; disposition, humor, nature, temper, temperament; independenceNear Antonyms conformity, conventionality





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