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individualist

[in-duh-vij-oo-uh-list]
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noun
  1. a person who shows great independence or individuality in thought or action.
  2. an advocate of individualism.
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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

individuallyprivatelydirectlyalonenarrowlysolelyspeciallysubjectivelyindividualistically

Examples from the Web for individualistically

Historical Examples

  • He counts himself a man of business, and thinks and acts and goes down to failure, individualistically.

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    R. B. Tobias


British Dictionary definitions for individualistically

individualist

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

individualist

n.

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

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