9 Grammatical Pitfalls


[in-duh-vij-oo-uh-list] /ˌɪn dəˈvɪdʒ u ə lɪst/
a person who shows great independence or individuality in thought or action.
an advocate of individualism.
Origin of individualist
1830-40; individual + -ist
Related forms
individualistic, adjective
individualistically, adverb
nonindividualistic, adjective
overindividualistic, adjective
overindividualistically, adverb
superindividualist, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for individualistic
  • The cure of burning tongue syndrome is highly individualistic.
  • These strategies frame healthy behavior as an individualistic step away from the crowd-and they rarely work.
  • In reaction to earlier decades of high crime and chaos, communitarian values triumph over strictly individualistic ones.
  • Oddly, though, self-tracking culture is not particularly individualistic.
  • It was precisely their dilemma that prompted a new mentality: secular, transnational, utterly individualistic.
  • In economics a rational choice model of behavior is individualistic, as are the critiques out of behavioral economics.
  • Spider monkey vocalizations are generally individualistic.
  • But that value set wasn't pure individualistic selfishness.
  • Our minds are trying to grasp supernatural premises in a world built on technology and an individualistic open mindset.
  • They are more individualistic and less inclined to join the military.
British Dictionary definitions for individualistic


a person who shows independence and individuality in his behaviour, opinions, or actions
an advocate of individualism
Derived Forms
individualistic, adjective
individualistically, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for individualistic



1840, from individual + -ist. Related: Individualistic.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for individualist

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for individualistic

Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with individualistic