individualist

[ in-duh-vij-oo-uh-list ]
/ ˌɪn dəˈvɪdʒ u ə lɪst /

noun

a person who shows great independence or individuality in thought or action.
an advocate of individualism.

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Nearby words

  1. individual liberty,
  2. individual medley,
  3. individual psychology,
  4. individual retirement account,
  5. individualism,
  6. individualistic,
  7. individuality,
  8. individualize,
  9. individually,
  10. individuate

Origin of individualist

First recorded in 1830–40; individual + -ist

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British Dictionary definitions for individualist

individualist

/ (ˌɪndɪˈvɪdjʊəlɪst) /

noun

a person who shows independence and individuality in his behaviour, opinions, or actions
an advocate of individualism
Derived Formsindividualistic, adjectiveindividualistically, adverb

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Word Origin and History for individualist

individualist

n.

1840, from individual + -ist. Related: Individualistic.

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