Definition of individualistic in English:

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individualistic

Pronunciation: /ˌindivij(o͞o)əˈlistik/

adjective

1Characterized by individualism; independent and self-reliant.
Example sentences
  • They had left the feudal system of Scotland for a more individualistic way of life.
  • The warm, fuzzy rhetoric of the sisterhood is completely at odds with our brutal, individualistic, competitive society.
  • Globalization depends on an ideology of accumulating wealth, personal glory, or individualistic freedom, she said.
Synonyms
unconventional, unorthodox, atypical, singular, unique, original, nonconformist, independent, individual, freethinking;
informal off-the-wall
2Marked by or expressing individuality; unconventional: her work is quirky and genuinely individualistic
More example sentences
  • Thirdly, English witchcraft beliefs made the suspects very individualistic.
  • In recent years a number of artists have worked from a more individualistic perspective.
  • The execution may have been a step back from the July performance, but the interpretation was notably different more individualistic and worked-out.

Derivatives

individualistically

adverb
Example sentences
  • Emphasizing feelings of uniqueness, omnipotence, and invulnerability helps the adolescent to conceive of the self individualistically, i.e. apart from family ties.
  • All of this - the work, the yoga, the meetings, ‘advice’ and so-called training - was aimed at making us think individualistically, and not politically.
  • It imagines the world communally, not individualistically.

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Syllabification: in·di·vid·u·al·is·tic

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