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individualistic

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to individualism or to individualists.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to the individual or individualism.
  • adjective exhibiting marked individuality{3} in thought and action.

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  • adjective More interested in individual people than in society as a whole
  • adjective Interested in oneself rather than others; egocentric

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective marked by or expressing individuality
  • adjective with minimally restricted freedom in commerce

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Examples

  • First Impression: Julius is described as an individualistic, jovial, conceited rich boy who loves a glass of wine—or three.

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  • First Impression: Julius is described as an individualistic, jovial, conceited rich boy who loves a glass of wine—or three.

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  • At least traces of successful coöperation are found even in individualistic America.

    Twenty Years at Hull-House, With Autobiographical Notes

  • One method open to us is what may be called the individualistic test.

    Popular Science Monthly Oct, Nov, Dec, 1915 — Volume 86

  • One method open to us is what may be called the individualistic test.

    The Scientific Monthly, October-December 1915

  • To go beyond in one's rejection the anarchism of the social communist into what is called individualistic anarchism is mere egotistic madness and has as its only value the possible poetry of a unified personal expression.

    An Anarchist Woman

  • The common voter, the small individualist has less constructive imagination -- is more individualistic, that is, than the big individualist.

    An Englishman Looks at the World

  • Feudalism into the earlier form of Capitalism; and the equally great change from what might be called the individualistic capitalism which displaced Feudalism, to the system of Co-operative Capitalism and Wage

    The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

  • On the other hand, such a church as the Protestant may be called individualistic because it makes the individual the channel of revelation.

    Unitarianism in America

  • She introduces the development of ideological and religious beliefs that link universal, cosmic authority to the individual in ways that may be referred to as individualistic and illustrates how these evolved alongside and potentially helped contribute to larger sociopolitical changes of the time, such as the centralization of political authority and the growth in the social mobility of the educated elite class.

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  • adj. More interested in individual people than in society as a whole.
    adj. Interested in oneself rather than others; egocentric.
    I was unaware of the first definition.
    More familiar meaning via Twitter: "This individualistic self-absorbed society has no trace of empathy. No sense of compassion for loved ones, let alone strangers."

    June 12, 2015