Definition of Existentialist

1. Noun. A philosopher who emphasizes freedom of choice and personal responsibility but who regards human existence in a hostile universe as unexplainable.




2. Adjective. Relating to or involving existentialism. "The existentialist character of his ideas"
Partainyms: Existentialism

Definition of Existentialist

1. Noun. A person who adheres to the philosophy of existentialism. ¹

2. Adjective. Of or pertaining to existentialism. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Existentialist

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Literary usage of Existentialist

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1. Calcutta Review by University of Calcutta (1844)
"(iii) MARCEL as the Christian existentialist : Gabriel Marcel (b. ... He is a leading Christian existentialist ; and the leit-motiv of his philosophy which ..."

2. How to Become a Hindu: A Guide for Seekers and Born Hindus = Hindu Kanthaṃ by Subramuniya, Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami (2000)
"existentialist thought has poisoned the minds of many good Hindus, turned them away from belief toward nonbelief. Existentialism offers— in the place of ..."

3. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"The literary critics have been known to throw the word about too: Genet, then, as the very paradigm of existentialist schizophrenia, embodied not only the ..."

4. Orpheus Philologus: Bachofen Versus Mommsen on the Study of Antiquity by Lionel Gossman (1983)
"... language artifacts.147 Like most literary scholars of my generation, I myself have been influenced by the existentialist and phenomenological schools, ..."

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