HyperDic: idealist

English > 1 sense of the word idealist:
NOUNperson idealist, dreamersomeone guided more by ideals than by practical considerations
idealist > pronunciation
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English > idealist: 1 sense > noun 1, person
Meaningsomeone guided more by ideals than by practical considerations.
NarrowerDon QuixoteAny impractical idealist (after Cervantes' hero)
romanticA soulful or amorous idealist
BroadervisionaryA person given to fanciful speculations and enthusiasms with little regard for what is actually possible
Nounsidealismimpracticality by virtue of thinking of things in their ideal form rather than as they really are
idealismelevated ideals or conduct

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