individualist

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noun in·di·vid·u·al·ist \ˌin-də-ˈvij-wə-list, -ˈvi-jə-wə-, -ˈvi-jə-list\

Definition of individualist

  1. 1 :  one that pursues a markedly independent course in thought or action

  2. 2 :  one that advocates or practices individualism

individualist

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individualistic

play \ˌin-də-ˌvij-wə-ˈli-dtik, -ˌvi-jə-wə-, -ˌvi-jə-ˈli-\ adjective

individualistically

play \ˌin-də-ˌvij-wə-ˈli-sti-k(ə-)lē, -ˌvi-jə-wə-, -ˌvi-jə-ˈli-\ adverb

Examples of individualist in a Sentence

  1. The school encourages children to be individualists.

  2. an individualist who steadfastly refuses to do what everyone else is doing

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First Known Use of individualist

1826


INDIVIDUALIST Defined for English Language Learners

individualist

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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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