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maverick (noun) rebel.

A maverick behaves differently from the majority in his society, and has different beliefs from those of the others. A maverick does not follow what most others in the society follow; they are independent and are often successful. A maverick writer is an unconventional writer, that is, one who does not follow the usual method of writing and does not express the usual opinions. A maverick, in short, is an unusual person.

  • George Bernard Shaw, the well-known British playwright and novelist, was a maverick. His opinions and beliefs differed a lot from the conventional ones of his time. His writings show that he is a maverick.
  • Brought up in a traditional family, Julia found it difficult to adjust to the life with her husband who was a maverick. He had little respect for conventional behavior and often embarrassed her in the presence of their visitors.
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