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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The quality of being one's own person; The doctrine that government should not interfere in commercial affairs; A belief in the importance of the person and the virtue of self-reliance and personal independence.

Usage examples (34)
  • We seem to be standing up for corporate profit, but defending our individualism is the straw man.
  • They have treated students as members of competing racial groups rather than individuals, claiming that "individualism" is a form of "cultural racism."
  • This type of individualism is parallel to egocentrism.
  • They are the times in which personal egoism -- what to-day we call individualism -- usurps for more
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