Definition of Rugged individualism

1. Noun. Individualism in social and economic affairs; belief not only in personal liberty and self-reliance but also in free competition.

Generic synonyms: Individualism



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Literary usage of Rugged individualism

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1. Preventing Tobacco Use Among Young People: A Report of the Surgeon General by M. Joycelyn Elders (1997)
"The most prevalent attractiveness cue on tobacco billboards was rugged individualism or machismo. The statistically significant results indicated how ..."

2. America's Great Depression by Murray Newton Rothbard (2000)
"Franklin Roosevelt, as President of the Council, took repeated opportunity to denounce profit-seeking and rugged individualism. The "codes of fair practice" ..."

3. Making Things Better: Competing in Manufacturing (1993)
"Moreover, the American tradition of rugged individualism exerts a pull against close bonds with customer firms. Some small companies think that if their ..."

4. Benjamin Franklin in American Thought and Culture, 1790-1990 by Nian-Sheng Huang (1994)
"Yet Franklin's mold of rugged individualism was used again as inspiration for average men and women. Herbert Hoover declared at a public ceremony that ..."

5. From Globalism to Regionalism: New Perspectives on Us Foreign and Defense by Patrick M. Cronin (1993)
"This was spurred in part by America's proclivity for rugged individualism, a tendency expressed in Charles Krauthammer's repudiation of American attempts to ..."

6. From Globalism to Regionalism: New Perspectives on Us Foreign and Defense by Patrick M. Cronin (1993)
"This was spurred in part by America's proclivity for rugged individualism, a tendency expressed in Charles Krauthammer's repudiation of American attempts to ..."

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