HyperDic: idealism

English > 3 senses of the word idealism:
NOUNcognitionidealism(philosophy) the philosophical theory that ideas are the only reality
attributeidealismimpracticality by virtue of thinking of things in their ideal form rather than as they really are
attributeidealism, high-mindedness, noble-mindednesselevated ideals or conduct
idealism > pronunciation
Soundsaydiy'lihzahm
Rhymesabolitionism ... zirconium: 557 rhymes with ahm...
English > idealism: 3 senses > noun 1, cognition
Meaning(philosophy) the philosophical theory that ideas are the only reality.
CategoryphilosophyThe rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics
Broaderphilosophical doctrine, philosophical theoryA doctrine accepted by adherents to a philosophy
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Adjectivesideal, idealisticof or relating to the philosophical doctrine of the reality of ideas
English > idealism: 3 senses > noun 2, attribute
Meaningimpracticality by virtue of thinking of things in their ideal form rather than as they really are.
Narrowerknight errantry, quixotismquixotic (romantic and impractical) behavior
romanticismimpractical romantic ideals and attitudes
Broaderimpracticalityconcerned with theoretical possibilities rather than actual use
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Nounsidealistsomeone guided more by ideals than by practical considerations
English > idealism: 3 senses > noun 3, attribute
MeaningElevated ideals or conduct; the quality of believing that ideals should be pursued.
Synonymshigh-mindedness, noble-mindedness
Broadernobility, nobleness, magnanimousness, grandeurThe quality of elevation of mind and exaltation of character or ideals or conduct
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Adjectivesidealisticof high moral or intellectual value
Nounsidealistsomeone guided more by ideals than by practical considerations

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