noun. a philosopher who emphasizes freedom of choice and personal responsibility but who regards human existence in a hostile universe as unexplainable.
- existentialist philosopher
Example sentences of the word existentialist
1. Noun, singular or mass
There is no clear definition of existentialism, and as such the work that is classified as existentialist varies greatly.
Modernists’ questioning of philosophical Rationalism, which took for granted creation's underlying logic, also found support in the writings of Friedrich Nietzsche, whose existentialist philosophy held that reality originated and ended in individual experience.