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ex·is·ten·tial·ism

 (ĕg′zĭ-stĕn′shə-lĭz′əm, ĕk′sĭ-)
n.
A philosophy that emphasizes the uniqueness and isolation of the individual experience in a hostile or indifferent universe, regards human existence as unexplainable, and stresses freedom of choice and responsibility for the consequences of one's acts.

ex′is·ten′tial·ist adj. & n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.existentialist - a philosopher who emphasizes freedom of choice and personal responsibility but who regards human existence in a hostile universe as unexplainable
philosopher - a specialist in philosophy
Adj.1.existentialist - relating to or involving existentialism; "existentialist movement"; "existentialist philosophy"; "the existentialist character of his ideas"
Translations
existencialista
egzistencijalistegzistencijalistički
egzisztencialista
実存主義者

existentialist

[ˌegzɪsˈtenʃəlɪst]
A. ADJexistencialista
B. Nexistencialista mf

existentialist

[ˌɛgzɪˈstɛnʃəlɪst]
n (= person) → existentialiste mf
adj [person, philosophy] → existentialiste

existentialist

nExistenzialist(in) m(f), → Existentialist(in) m(f)

existentialist

[ˌɛgzɪsˈtɛnʃəlɪst] adj & nesistenzialista (m/f)
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