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maverick

mav·er·ick

maverick

 
 
pronunciation:
mae v rihk [or] maev rihk
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a person who thinks and behaves independently, esp. one who refuses to adhere to the orthodoxy of the group to which he or she belongs.
The priest's radical views made him a maverick among his fellow priests.
antonyms:
conformist, follower
similar words:
dissident, heretic, nonconformist, rebel, trailblazer
definition 2: an unbranded or motherless calf or colt.
similar words:
orphan
derivation: maverick (adj.)