idealist


1ide·al·ist

noun \-(ə-)list\

Definition of IDEALIST

1
a :  an adherent of a philosophical theory of idealism
b :  an artist or author who advocates or practices idealism in art or writing
2
:  one guided by ideals; especially :  one that places ideals before practical considerations

Examples of IDEALIST

  1. <an idealist sees the best in everyone, regardless of how they behave>

First Known Use of IDEALIST

1701

Other Literature Terms

apophasis, bathos, bildungsroman, bowdlerize, caesura, coda, doggerel, euphemism, poesy, prosody

2idealist

adjective

Definition of IDEALIST

Examples of IDEALIST

  1. <an idealist attempt to make a go of a mom-and-pop hardware store on Main Street>

First Known Use of IDEALIST

1875

Other Fine Arts Terms

Gothic, baroque, bas-relief, limn, oeuvre, pastiche, rococo, sfumato

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