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idealist

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of idealist

  1. having or marked by a tendency to be guided more by ideals than by reality <an idealist attempt to make a go of a mom-and-pop hardware store on Main Street> Synonyms idealistic, quixotic, quixotical, romantic, starry, starry-eyed, utopian, visionaryRelated Words impractical, unrealistic; crusading, messianic, zealous; dewy-eyed, moonstruck, moony, sentimental, tender-minded; hopeful, optimistic, Pollyannaish (also Pollyannish), rosy, upbeat; doctrinaire, ideological (also ideologic)Near Antonyms hardheaded, hard-nosed, tough-minded, unsentimental; practical, pragmatic (also pragmatical), realisticAntonyms clear-eyed, clear-sighted




idealist

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of idealist

  1. one whose conduct is guided more by the image of perfection than by the real world <an idealist sees the best in everyone, regardless of how they behave> Synonyms Don Quixote, dreamer, fantast, idealizer, ideologue (also idealogue), romantic, romanticist, utopian, visionary Related Words emotionalist, sentimentalist; daydreamer, fantasizer, woolgatherer; Micawber, optimist, Pollyanna; do-gooder, reformer; perfectionist; doctrinaire, theorist, thinker Near Antonyms cynic, defeatist, pessimist; empiric, empiricist Antonyms hardnose, pragmatist, realist




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