An existentialist is someone who believes that humans are alone in the universe, and that we have to figure out our own meaning in life. existentialists often focus on the individual experience, and they often believe that humans are responsible for their own destiny.

  • JeanPaul Sartre was an existentialist philosopher.

  • Existentialist philosophers often focus on the human experience, and the role that humans play in the universe.

Definition of existentialist


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


existential philosopher, existentialist philosopher


relating to or involving existentialism

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Example Sentences for existentialist

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    The Superman is the existentialist hero.

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    He is widely known as an existentialist.

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    Nietzsche was an important proto existentialist.

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    Daseinsanalysis is an existentialist approach to psychoanalysis.

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    Any Existentialist would agree with that.

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    Are you an existentialist, discombobulated and feeling a little melancholic