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English adjective: individual

1. individual being or characteristic of a single thing or person


SamplesIndividual drops of rain.
Please mark the individual pages.
They went their individual ways.


Synonymssingle


Similaridiosyncratic, individualist, individualistic, man-to-man, one-on-one, respective, several, singular, various


See alsoseparate


Attributeindividualism, individuality, individuation


Antonymscommon

2. individual separate and distinct from others of the same kind


SamplesMark the individual pages.
On a case-by-case basis.


Synonymscase-by-case, item-by-item


Similarindependent


Antonymsdependent

3. individual characteristic of or meant for a single person or thing


SamplesAn individual serving.
Single occupancy.
A single bed.


Synonymssingle


Similarunshared


Antonymsshared

4. individual concerning one person exclusively


SamplesWe all have individual cars.
Each room has a private bath.


Synonymsprivate


Similarpersonal


Antonymsimpersonal


English noun: individual

1. individual a human being


SamplesThere was too much for one person to do.


Synonymsmortal, person, somebody, someone, soul


Broader (hypernym)being, causal agency, causal agent, cause, organism


Narrower (hyponym)abator, abjurer, abomination, aboriginal, aborigine, abstainer, abstinent, achiever, acquaintance, acquirer, active, actor, adjudicator, admirer, adoptee, adult, adventurer, adventurer, adversary, advisee, advocate, advocator, affiant, African, aggregator, agnostic, allayer, amateur, Amerindian, ancient, anomaly, antagonist, anti, anti-American, ape, aper, applicant, applied scientist, applier, appointee, appointment, appreciator, apprehender, apprehender, Aquarius, archaist, Archer, Aries, arrogator, assessee, assimilator, asthmatic, attempter, authority, autodidact, baby, baby boomer, baby buster, bad guy, bad person, Balance, baldhead, baldpate, baldy, balker, bather, battler, baulker, beard, bedfellow, beguiler, beholder, belligerent, bereaved, bereaved person, best, birth, biter, Black, Black person, blackamoor, blogger, blond, blonde, bluecoat, bodybuilder, bomber, boomer, brunet, brunette, Bull, bullfighter, buster, buster, Cancer, candidate, capitalist, Capricorn, captor, capturer, carrottop, case, case, cashier, Caucasian, celebrant, celebrater, celebrator, censor, chameleon, changer, charmer, child, chooser, chutzpanik, closer, cloud seeder, clumsy person, coddler, collector, color-blind person, combatant, comforter, common man, common person, commoner, communicator, compeer, complexifier, compulsive, computer user, contemplative, contestant, contestant, contriver, controller, controversialist, convert, copycat, counter, counterterrorist, coward, Crab, crawler, creator, creature, creditor, creeper, cripple, cross-dresser, dancer, dead person, dead soul, deaf person, debaser, debitor, debtor, deceased, deceased person, decedent, defecator, degrader, delayer, deliverer, demander, denizen, departed, deviser, dieter, differentiator, discriminator, disentangler, disputant, dissenter, dissident, divider, doer, domestic partner, doormat, double, doubter, dresser, dribbler, driveller, drooler, drug user, dupe, dweller, dyslectic, ectomorph, effecter, effector, ejector, Elizabethan, emotional person, emulator, endomorph, engineer, enjoyer, enrollee, entertainer, equal, eristic, essayer, ethnic, excuser, expectorator, experimenter, expert, explorer, exponent, extravert, extrovert, face, faddist, faller, fastener, female, female person, fiduciary, fighter, first-rater, Fish, fleer, follower, forerunner, forgiver, free agent, free spirit, freewheeler, friend, friend, fugitive, gainer, gainer, gambler, gatekeeper, gatherer, gay, gem, Gemini, gentile, Goat, good guy, good person, granter, greeter, grinner, groaner, grownup, grunter, guesser, guinea pig, habitant, handicapped person, hater, have, Hebrew, heterosexual, heterosexual person, homo, homophile, homosexual, homunculus, hope, hoper, huddler, hugger, image, imitator, immune, indigen, indigene, individualist, indweller, inexperienced person, inhabitant, innocent, insured, insured person, intellect, intellectual, interpreter, introvert, Israelite, Jat, Jew, jewel, jumper, junior, juvenile, juvenile person, killer, kink, kneeler, knocker, knower, ladino, large person, Latin, laugher, leader, learner, left-hander, lefty, Leo, Libra, life, lightning rod, linguist, Lion, literate, literate person, liver, longer, look-alike, loose cannon, loved one, lover, machine, mailer, maimer, malcontent, male, male person, man, man jack, mangler, manipulator, married, masturbator, match, measurer, mediocrity, mesomorph, mestizo, middlebrow, miracle man, miracle worker, misogamist, mixed-blood, modern, modifier, mollycoddler, money dealer, money handler, monolingual, mother hen, mouse, mover and shaker, muscle builder, muscle-builder, musclebuilder, muscleman, mutilator, namer, namesake, national, native, native, Native American, needer, neglecter, Negro, Negroid, neighbor, neighbour, neutral, noncompliant, nondescript, nondrinker, nonmember, nonparticipant, nonpartisan, nonpartizan, nonperson, nonreligious person, nonresident, nonsmoker, nonworker, nude, nude person, nurser, objector, observer, occultist, onanist, opener, opponent, opposer, optimist, orphan, ostrich, ouster, outcaste, outdoorsman, owner, pamperer, pansexual, pardoner, partner, party, passer, peer, perceiver, percher, percipient, person of color, person of colour, persona non grata, personage, personification, perspirer, philosopher, picker, Pisces, pisser, planner, player, polyglot, possessor, posturer, powderer, precursor, preserver, primitive, primitive person, proponent, propositus, prospect, protester, public relations person, pursuer, pussycat, quarter, quester, quitter, radical, Ram, realist, recoverer, rectifier, red-header, redhead, redheader, registrant, relation, relative, reliever, religious person, repeater, rescuer, resister, rester, restrainer, revenant, rich person, right hander, right-hander, righthander, riser, romanticist, romper, roundhead, ruler, runaway, rusher, Sagittarius, saluter, saver, scholar, scientist, Scorpio, Scorpion, scourge, scrag, scrapper, scratcher, searcher, second-rater, seeder, seeker, segregate, selector, self, sensualist, sentimentalist, sex object, sex symbol, shaker, shitter, showman, signatory, signer, significant other, simple, simpleton, six-footer, skidder, skin and bones, Slav, slave, slave, slayer, sleepyhead, slider, slipper, slobberer, sloucher, small person, smasher, smiler, smotherer, sneezer, sniffer, sniffler, sniveler, snuffer, snuffler, social dancer, socialiser, socializer, sort, sounding board, southpaw, sphinx, spitter, spoiler, sport, spousal equivalent, spouse equivalent, sprawler, spurner, squint-eye, squinter, squirmer, stifler, stigmatic, stigmatist, stooper, straight, straight person, stranger, struggler, subject, subject, substance abuser, succeeder, success, supernumerary, surrenderer, survivalist, survivor, suspect, swayer, sweater, tagger, tagger, tapper, Taurus, technologist, tempter, termer, terror, testate, testator, thin person, third-rater, thirster, threat, thrower, tiger, topper, toreador, totemist, toucher, transexual, transfer, transferee, transsexual, transvestite, traveler, traveller, trier, turner, Twin, tyrant, undoer, unfastener, unfortunate, unfortunate person, unperson, unraveler, unraveller, unskilled person, untier, unusual person, unwelcome person, urinator, user, user, vanisher, venturer, victim, Victorian, Virgin, Virgo, visionary, visually impaired person, voider, waiter, waker, walk-in, wanter, ward, warrior, watcher, Water Bearer, weakling, wealthy person, weasel, weight gainer, welcomer, White, White person, wiggler, wight, winker, winner, withholder, witness, worker, worker, worldling, wriggler, wuss, yawner, yearner, yielder


Part holonymanatomy, bod, build, chassis, figure, flesh, form, frame, human body, material body, personality, physical body, physique, shape, soma


Member meronympeople

2. individual (person) a single organism


Broader (hypernym)being, organism


Narrower (hyponym)head









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