Loner vs Maverick - What's the difference?

loner | maverick |

As nouns the difference between loner and maverick

is that loner is while maverick is an unbranded range animal.

As an adjective maverick is

showing independence in thoughts or actions.




(loner) (en noun)
  • One who is alone, lacking or avoiding the company of others.
  • I actually enjoy being a loner .


    * hermit * recluse * anchoret * anchorite * Miller of Dee * solitary * solitaire


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    (en adjective)
  • Showing independence in thoughts or actions.
  • He made a maverick decision.
    He is a maverick person.


    (en noun)
  • An unbranded range animal.
  • * Around 1900 , O Henry,
  • Long Bill was a graduate of the camp and trail. Luck and thrift, a cool head, and a telescopic eye for mavericks had raised him from cowboy to be a cowman.
  • One who does not abide by rules.
  • One who creates or uses unconventional and/or controversial ideas or practices.
  • Florence Nightingale would have been perceived as a maverick during her early career, because she was prioritizing hygiene when everybody else involved in healthcare was focused on other things, such as surgery and pills.'' (Source: Edzard Ernst and Simon Singh, ''Trick or Treatment , 2008, p. 36-37.)
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  • Synonyms

    * (one who does not abide by rules) individualist, lone gunman, nonconformist, rebel

    See also



    * Weisenberg, Michael (2000) The Official Dictionary of Poker. MGI/Mike Caro University. ISBN 978-1880069523 English eponyms