the qualities that make somebody/something different from other people or things She expresses her individuality through her clothes. The plot is credible but the characters lack individuality. Word Origin early 17th cent.: in early use from medieval Latin individualitas.Extra examples Becoming part of a team should not mean the suppression of individuality. Each song has its own individuality. The pictures give individuality to the room. The small items of hand-crafted furniture give individuality to the room. This book will help you recognize your individuality. clothes that reflect your individuality Traditional shop fronts add charm and individuality to High Streets.