If you say that someone is individualistic, you mean that they like to think and do things in their own way, rather than imitating other people. You can also say that a society is individualistic if it encourages people to behave in this way.

Most artists are very individualistic...

Spain remains a very individualistic country.

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  • Individualistic — In di*vid u*al*is tic, a. 1. Of or pertaining to the individual or individualism. London Athen[ae]um. [1913 Webster] 2. exhibiting marked individuality[3] in thought and action; as, an individualistic way of dressing. Syn: individualist. [WordNet …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • individualistic — index distinctive, noteworthy, special, specific Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • individualistic — adjective an individualistic approach to symphonic composition Syn: unconventional, unorthodox, atypical, singular, unique, original, nonconformist, independent, individual, freethinking; eccentric, maverick, strange, odd, peculiar, quirky, queer …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • individualistic — individualism ► NOUN 1) independence and self reliance. 2) a social theory favouring freedom of action for individuals. DERIVATIVES individualist noun & adjective individualistic adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • individualistic — adjective 1. marked by or expressing individuality (Freq. 1) an individualistic way of dressing • Syn: ↑individualist • Similar to: ↑individual, ↑single • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • individualistic — adjective see individualist …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • individualistic — See individualist. * * * …   Universalium

  • individualistic — adjective a) More interested in individual people than in society as a whole b) Interested in oneself rather than others; egocentric …   Wiktionary

  • individualistic — Synonyms and related words: absolute, acquisitive, ambitious for self, autarchic, autarkic, autistic, autonomous, bourgeois, capitalist, careerist, certain, concrete, defined, definite, detailed, determinate, different, distinct, distinguished,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • individualistic — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Concerned with the person rather than with society: egocentric, egoistic, egoistical. See SELF …   English dictionary for students

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