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in·di·vid·u·al·ist

 (ĭn′də-vĭj′o͞o-ə-lĭst)
n.
1. One that asserts individuality by independence of thought and action.
2. An advocate of individualism.

in′di·vid′u·al·is′tic adj.
in′di·vid′u·al·is′ti·cal·ly adv.
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individualist

(ˌɪndɪˈvɪdjʊəlɪst)
n
1. a person who shows independence and individuality in his or her behaviour, opinions, or actions
2. an advocate of individualism
ˌindiˌvidualˈistic adj
ˌindiˌvidualˈistically adv
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in•di•vid•u•al•ist

(ˌɪn dəˈvɪdʒ u ə lɪst)

n.
one who shows independence or individuality in thought or action.
in`di•vid`u•al•is′tic, adj.
in`di•vid`u•al•is′ti•cal•ly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.individualist - a person who pursues independent thought or action
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
dropout - someone who withdraws from a social group or environment
lone hand, lone wolf, loner - a person who avoids the company or assistance of others
fencesitter, independent, mugwump - a neutral or uncommitted person (especially in politics)
night owl, nightbird, nighthawk - a person who likes to be active late at night
naturist, nudist - a person who practices nudity for reasons of health or religion
withdrawer - an individualist who withdraws from social interaction
Adj.1.individualist - marked by or expressing individuality; "an individualistic way of dressing"
individual, single - being or characteristic of a single thing or person; "individual drops of rain"; "please mark the individual pages"; "they went their individual ways"
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individualist

noun maverick, nonconformist, independent, original, loner, lone wolf, freethinker Individualists say that you should be able to wear what you want.
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Translations

individualist

[ˌɪndɪˈvɪdjʊəlɪst] Nindividualista mf
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individualist

[ˌɪndɪˈvɪdʒuəlɪst] nindividualiste mf
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individualist

nIndividualist(in) m(f)
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individualist

[ˌɪndɪˈvɪdjʊəlɪst] nindividualista m/f
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References in classic literature ?
He is certainly an individualist of the most pronounced type.
"Then you are an individualist, a materialist, and, logically, a hedonist."
At a time when individuality is supposed to be shown most tellingly by putting boots on one's hands and gloves on one's feet, it is somewhat refreshing to come across a true individualist who feels the chasm between himself and others so deeply, that he must perforce adapt himself to them outwardly, at least, in all respects, so that the inner difference should be overlooked.
As for myself, I am an individualist. I believe the race is to the swift, the battle to the strong.
You see, I am something of an individualist. I just want one thing, and about the rest I simply don't care.
You would begin talking to some poor devil who had worked in one shop for the last thirty years, and had never been able to save a penny; who left home every morning at six o'clock, to go and tend a machine, and come back at night too tired to take his clothes off; who had never had a week's vacation in his life, had never traveled, never had an adventure, never learned anything, never hoped anything--and when you started to tell him about Socialism he would sniff and say, "I'm not interested in that--I'm an individualist!" And then he would go on to tell you that Socialism was "paternalism," and that if it ever had its way the world would stop progressing.
Martin was mental, an incurable individualist who found himself sufficient unto himself.
Fyne's individualist woman-doctrine, naively unscrupulous, flitted through my mind.
For the egotist is he who makes claims upon others, and the Individualist will not desire to do that.
"On the contrary, he was a somewhat too grasping Individualist. Howbeit, I enabled him to make good his defalcation--in the city they consider a defalcation made good when the money is replaced--and to go to New York.
In the son, individualist by temperament, once the science of colleges had replaced thoroughly the faith of conventicles, this moral attitude translated itself into a frenzied puritanism of ambition.
and German participants (two individualist cultures) were higher in field independence than were the Russian and Malaysian participants (two collectivist cultures).