individualist

[in-duh-vij-oo-uh-list]
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Origin of individualist

First recorded in 1830–40; individual + -ist
Related formsin·di·vid·u·al·is·tic, adjectivein·di·vid·u·al·is·ti·cal·ly, adverbnon·in·di·vid·u·al·is·tic, adjectiveo·ver·in·di·vid·u·al·is·tic, adjectiveo·ver·in·di·vid·u·al·is·ti·cal·ly, adverbsu·per·in·di·vid·u·al·ist, noun
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Related Words for individualist

independent, maverick

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British Dictionary definitions for individualist

individualist

noun
  1. a person who shows independence and individuality in his behaviour, opinions, or actions
  2. an advocate of individualism
Derived Formsindividualistic, adjectiveindividualistically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for individualist
n.

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

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