Adjective "Individualistic" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ˌɪndɪvɪdʒʊəˈlɪstɪk/

Definitions and examples

adjective

More interested in individual people than in society as a whole.
  1. 'And within the church, synagogue, and mosque population there is a visible shift from conservative, authoritarian, and dogmatic faiths to increasingly individualistic and consumerist versions.'
  2. 'Teamwork is considered to be unimportant, so the tendency to become more individualistic increases; moreover, tolerance toward peers decreases.'
  3. 'The individualistic orientation, however, is more likely to advocate privileged treatment for oneself.'
  4. 'He demonstrates that first-aid very slowly trickled down to needy Germans and how individualistic attitudes replaced communal ones as the Cold War intensified.'
  5. 'Industry was full of individualistic entrepreneurs who weren't thrilled about the new regulations.'
  6. 'It does, however, underscore the challenge of changing reward systems to meet quality requirements within an individualistic society.'
  7. 'The warm, fuzzy rhetoric of the sisterhood is completely at odds with our brutal, individualistic, competitive society.'
  8. 'He strongly disagreed with the individualistic spirit prevalent in the U.S. ethos, and in the 1980s and 1990s publicly opposed Catholic neoconservatives for that reason.'
  9. 'She then moves to discuss her second theme, how liturgy establishes community, a necessary corrective in a time when many concentrate on more individualistic expressions of spirituality.'
  10. 'Globalization depends on an ideology of accumulating wealth, personal glory, or individualistic freedom, she said.'
Marked by or expressing individuality; unconventional.
  1. 'He returned to Germany, where he taught in a pottery school and began to make the individualistic, realistic sculptures that would define his career.'
  2. 'Thirdly, English witchcraft beliefs made the suspects very individualistic.'
  3. 'The execution may have been a step back from the July performance, but the interpretation was notably different more individualistic and worked-out.'
  4. 'His childhood was happy, although he was always a bit mischievous, individualistic and anti-establishment.'
  5. 'In recent years a number of artists have worked from a more individualistic perspective.'
  6. 'She is a free spirit who embarrasses her child not by her backwardness but by her progressiveness, her individualistic way of dressing and behaving.'

Definitions

1. a person who shows great independence or individuality in thought or action.

2. an advocate of individualism.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be individualistic."

"approaches can be individualistic."

"cultures can be individualistic."

"conceptions can be individualistic."

"fallacies can be individualistic."

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Origin

(individualist)