[ US /ˌɪndɪvɪˈduəˌɫɪzəm/ ]
[ UK /ˌɪndɪvˈɪd‍ʒuːəlˌɪzəm/ ]
  1. a belief in the importance of the individual and the virtue of self-reliance and personal independence
  2. the doctrine that government should not interfere in commercial affairs
  3. the quality of being individual
    so absorbed by the movement that she lost all sense of individuality
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How To Use individualism In A Sentence

  • Andrews assumes that the lyric poet's freedom to dissent is only the freedom to say ‘yes’ to the American ideology - individualism.
  • She won't be hyped, marketed, trendified, commodified, put in a box - and even though she probably loathes sound-bites as well, she has a way with words when describing her fierce individualism.
  • From the Whiskey Rebellion to the Know-Nothings to the reborn Militias of the 1990s, the eastern establishment has always had reason to fear the expression of a certain kind of cussed American individualism that rebels against what it sees as the encroachments of the state. Obama's Culture War
  • These values include individualism, liberty, democracy and the rule of law.
  • Authoritative parents respect children's individualism while insisting they meet reasonable requirements.
  • Individualism has such essential and non-essential characteristics as plebeianism, freedom, democracy and aggression.
  • Also, he had written a song called ‘Man is the Measure of All Things’, which he claimed was a hymn to individualism and against collectivism.
  • On the contrary, people on the left and on the right are equally forceful in decrying self-centered individualism, consumerism, new pressures on the family, and the decline of community. Why the Culture War Is the Wrong War
  • It is possible that individualism and collectivism operate very differently at the individual level than at the cultural level.
  • Because of the emphasis on materialism and individualism, businesses concentrated on ‘shareholder value’ rather than customers or employees.
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