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maverick

This word is also in the group 100 IELTS Words.
  • unorthodox.
  • an unorthodox or independent-minded person.
  • an unbranded calf or yearling.
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Examples

Unfortunately, before leaving on his American adventure, he apparently forgot to pack his maverick streak.

I was just some awkward maverick with money in his pockets.

Far from being a deep-dyed traditionalist, he is a maverick, a valuable eccentric, who uses his influence to stimulate rather than stifle debate.

The first is a private sketchbook, posthumously made public at a time when attention was turning again to this American maverick.

One must be constantly alert to the hazard of maverick cyclists and uneven pavements, and you may suffer a tirade of abuse from those who now own the world, should you criticise them for unsocial behaviour.

He was a monk and maverick philosopher; she, the apt and eager pupil.

While I admire maverick clergymen, it takes the guts of the “ordinary” man to go about doing good and decent deeds daily without fanfare.

Hollywood is notoriously bad at handling maverick talents, and now it has a potential star on its hands who defies the usual female type of small, skinny, milk-toast Caucasians.

There is a slow stirring of revolt that goes far beyond fuel protests and maverick votes for television presenters.

He seems to defy political typecasting, reveling in the role of maverick.

And a long time maverick in American politics is being remembered for his influence on the nation.

There is something undeniably fresh and even unpredictable about this self-described maverick.

His face displays a limited emotional range and, at times, his portrayal of the maverick scientist is boring.

Looking back, he had all the right credentials: an education at Eton and Cambridge, strong left-wing leanings, and an even stronger maverick streak.

As managerialism has come to dominate the policy of programmes of all the major parties north and south of the Border there has developed an enormous appetite for maverick politicians.

He was the quintessential intellectual maverick - a man who thrived on bending the rules and violating the regulations.

Both presented themselves as maverick anti-establishment politicians but campaigned hard on the traditional themes of the fascist right.

All I know is that MPs are very maverick so expect to be surprised!

My informal queries revealed that those associated with you regard you as a brilliant, hardheaded maverick.

Its leader is a surreal portrait of art-school eccentricity, a social maverick up to his neck in the shifting sands of taboo and faux pas.

He used to be everybody’s favorite indie maverick.

A maverick, and an individual, he’s running on instinct, fuelled by experience and making the right decisions.

I spent a few hours scratching my head and looking for a cryptic code which might shed light on where this maverick genius is getting his ideas from.

As a maverick director he often chose his players on a whim and had them work without repeated takes.

And with those stories, we once again prove our own maverick streak.

Impressionism is not some hazy notion about how a bunch of maverick artists at the end of the 19th century decided to paint the world as if it looked blurred.

He is one of the few truly great, genuinely maverick songwriters and performers of the present day.

For obvious reasons, the Nobel Committee is unlikely to honor this fascinating maverick now or ever.

Now two new biographies look for the roots of this maverick ’s sensibilities.

We’ve evolved from a hot young maverick to a world-class business magazine.