individualist individualist  /ˌɪn dɪ vɪ ˈdu ə lɪst/


  1. (n) a person who pursues independent thought or action
  2. (adj) marked by or expressing individuality


  1. Henri Navarre is an individualist, but a cold and aloof one whose quota of wit, urbanity and charm shows itself only at small, usually intimate gatherings.
  2. He is more of an individualist than soldiers of other nations, and at the same time he is far more conscious of, and dependent on, teamwork.
  3. Social Characteristics: Henry: shy, reserved, a thorough individualist who shuns the public, father of one son.


  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Quite a perdikamut'

    I grew up (though not very far up) in what I expected was, and maybe still is, about the most independent, individualistic, mule-stubborn, anti-socialist area in the world -- rural Missouri; and when you grow up from very birth in a place, your first 12 or 15 years give you, without even thinking about it, a subconscious, deep-dyed conviction that there s no such thing as another kind of place ...
    on June 24, 2013     Source: The Lake County Record-Bee


  1. "The more the international community alienates the LTTE, the more the LTTE will be compelled to tread a hardline individualist path," the Tigers' chief negotiator, Anton Balasingham, told a Tamil Web site on Saturday.
    on May 21, 2006 By: Anton Balasingham Source: Wall Street Journal

  2. "He's an individualist. He's not afraid to do something that's outside the norm, plus he's such an athletic guy," Holm added. "Most people in uni have a problem-solving mentality. People who are used to challenges, used to not getting...
    on Oct 4, 2008 By: Kris Holm Source: Anchorage Daily News (registration)

  3. Messi explained he takes this as constructive criticism, and he admitted he is an "individualist who works for the team", and his former coaches Alfio Basile, Frank Rijkaard and Pep Guardiola all accepted this.
    on Oct 29, 2008 By: Lionel Messi Source:

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