individualistic

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj individualistic with minimally restricted freedom in commerce
    • adj individualistic marked by or expressing individuality "an individualistic way of dressing"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Individualistic exhibiting marked individuality{3} in thought and action; as, an individualistic way of dressing.
    • Individualistic Of or pertaining to the individual or individualism.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • individualistic Of or pertaining to individualism or to individualists.
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Usage

In literature:

These may be roughly described as economic, individualistic, political, and religious.
"Introduction to the History of Religions" by Crawford Howell Toy
It's only in a limited sense that we can be individualists.
"Otherwise Phyllis" by Meredith Nicholson
Why are nearly all small farmers reactionary, individualistic, distrustful, competitive?
"Women As Sex Vendors" by R. B. Tobias
It is too exclusively an individualistic religion.
"India, Its Life and Thought" by John P. Jones
The one solution is individualist.
"Liberalism" by L. T. Hobhouse
But this argument is once more a return to the unsound individualistic view.
"The Evolution of Modern Capitalism" by John Atkinson Hobson
Then, too, many of these peasants became greedy, selfish individualists.
"Birdseye Views of Far Lands" by James T. Nichols
It is just, says the individualist, for a man to be able to do what he likes with his own.
"British Socialism" by J. Ellis Barker
This progress is hampered here and there by a considerable inertia for which individualistic thinking is largely responsible.
"Rural Problems of Today" by Ernest R. Groves
All the people who have really set their mark upon the world have been individualists.
"Beside Still Waters" by Arthur Christopher Benson
Chamberlin, himself a "philosophical anarchist," was pleased with the individualistic note which ran through my harangue.
"A Son of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
Society, says the individualist, is made up of all its members.
"Social Rights and Duties, Volume I (of 2)" by Sir Leslie Stephen
Seamen in merchant ships were largely individualists.
"Command" by William McFee
Stubborn, individualistic, refusing to subordinate his welfare to the general good.
"The Variable Man" by Philip K. Dick
But it is a complete mistake to suppose that the epistle is individualistic in tendency.
"St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans, Vol. II" by Charles Gore
The one is socialistic, the other individualistic.
"Races and Immigrants in America" by John R. Commons
An individualistic programme will not work, nor will a purely socialistic programme work.
"The Will to Doubt" by Alfred H. Lloyd
In a generation of creed-builders which detested schism, he became an individualist.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 13" by Various
We're an individualistic race, and our different branches grow their own way.
"Johnstone of the Border" by Harold Bindloss
It was contrary to the individualistic sentiment of the nation.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VIII (of VIII)" by various
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In news:

For the first time, the saga of the irrepressible Ostap Bender, a trickster and individualist at odds with the stultifying collective atmosphere, is available in English.
"Warren was an individualist," said James D Wolfensohn, the former president of the World Bank and a business-school classmate of Mr Hellman 's.
That such individualist approaches are written into the DNA of our schools is something of which we should all be proud.
An Individualist 's Operatic Nonopera.
The "Rugged Individualist" versus the " Ivory Tower ".
Karl Marx famously predicted that industrial capitalism's individualist ethos would engender its opposite: a new collective consciousness that would ultimately fuel the socialist revolution.
Nock 's compositions are tough-minded and individualistic, yet somehow primeval and pristine.
Just because it made loads of money, stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, and features a three-titted mutant doesn't mean Total Recall isn't ruggedly individualistic art.
Enough rugged individualists in 19 states were so rattled by the re-election of President Obama that they started secession petitions.
He always seemed to find strips with highly individualistic takes on the world, and a strong sense of voice.
Individualists find their match in the cars from Malvern.
It takes a special sort of person to homebrew , the sort Matt Gelsthorpe described as "fiercely individualistic" and "a little weird.
An independent-minded individualist, Michael Savage fits no stereotype.
DeSean "DiSpute" Jackson, and the top 10 most individualistic athletes in team sports history.
Shirley Manson's Individualist Style Legacy.
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In science:

Superagency: beyond an individualistic game theory.
Cooperation in Subset Team Games: Altruism and Selfishness
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