Definition of individualism
1a (1) : a doctrine that the interests of the individual are or ought to be ethically paramount; also : conduct guided by such a doctrine (2) : the conception that all values, rights, and duties originate in individualsb : a theory maintaining the political and economic independence of the individual and stressing individual initiative, action, and interests; also : conduct or practice guided by such a theory
Examples of individualism in a sentence
a society that believes strongly in individualism
He was respected for his self-reliance and individualism.
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INDIVIDUALISM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of individualism for English Language Learners
: the belief that the needs of each person are more important than the needs of the whole society or group
: the actions or attitudes of a person who does things without being concerned about what other people will think
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