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individualism

  

      n  
1    the action or principle of asserting one's independence and individuality; egoism  
2    an individual quirk or peculiarity  
3       another word for       laissez faire       1  
4      (Philosophy)   the doctrine that only individual things exist and that therefore classes or properties have no reality  
   Compare       Platonism       realism       5  
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laissez faire   , laisser faire     (French)  
      n  
1   
a      (Also called)    individualism          the doctrine of unrestricted freedom in commerce, esp. for private interests  
b    (as modifier)  
a laissez-faire economy     
2    indifference or noninterference, esp. in the affairs of others  
     (French, literally: let (them) act)  
  laissez-faireism, laisser-faireism      n  


individualism         
      n  
1    the action or principle of asserting one's independence and individuality; egoism  
2    an individual quirk or peculiarity  
3       another word for       laissez faire       1  
4      (Philosophy)   the doctrine that only individual things exist and that therefore classes or properties have no reality  
   Compare       Platonism       realism       5  

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individualism

  
  
egocentricity, egoism, freethinking, independence, originality, self-direction, self-interest, self-reliance  

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