Definition of individualist
1 : one that pursues a markedly independent course in thought or action
2 : one that advocates or practices individualism
individualisticplay \ˌin-də-ˌvij-wə-ˈli-dtik, -ˌvi-jə-wə-, -ˌvi-jə-ˈli-\ adjective
individualisticallyplay \ˌin-də-ˌvij-wə-ˈli-sti-k(ə-)lē, -ˌvi-jə-wə-, -ˌvi-jə-ˈli-\ adverb
Examples of individualist in a Sentence
The school encourages children to be individualists.
an individualist who steadfastly refuses to do what everyone else is doing
Recent Examples of individualist from the Web
The creator of the city is named Andrew Ryan, which is almost an anagram of the name Ayn Rand, and much of the rhetoric that Ryan spouts matches the radical individualist ideology that Rand propounds in her books.
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First Known Use of individualist
INDIVIDUALIST Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of individualist for English Language Learners
: a person who does things without being concerned about what other people will think
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