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individualism
American English: /ˌɪndəˈvɪdʒ(u)əˌlɪzəm/
British English: /ɪndɪˈvɪdʒʊ(ə)lɪz(ə)m/

Translation of individualism in Spanish:

noun

uncountable
  • Example sentences
    • The common thread that binds Americans stems from their individualism, self-reliance, independence, courage to take risks and readiness to challenge the impossible.
    • And Scandinavians are almost 100% Protestant too - which fits with a spirit of independence and individualism.
    • Self-reliance and individualism can be made meaningful for all only by first reviving the power of collective action.
    Example sentences
    • Under the heading ‘liberty’ the charter states: ‘We believe in individualism more than social determinism.’
    • The original Western nineteenth-century route to modernization was associated with laissez-faire capitalism, individualism, and democracy.
    • One set of beliefs expresses the commitment of a democratic society to the liberal values of justice, individualism, egalitarianism and freedom of expression.

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