- A person who adheres to the philosophy of existentialism.
(comparative more existentialist, superlative most existentialist)
- Of or pertaining to existentialism.
From French existentialiste
Variant of existentialism
a philosophical and literary movement, variously religious and atheistic, stemming from Kierkegaard and represented by Sartre, Heidegger, etc.: it is based on the doctrine that concrete, individual existence takes precedence over abstract, conceptual essence and holds that human beings are totally free and responsible for their acts and that this responsibility is the source of their feelings of dread and anguish
Origin of existentialismFrench existentialisme ; from existenciel