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idealistic

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of idealistic

  1. having or marked by a tendency to be guided more by ideals than by reality <idealistic pacifists who thought that tyranny could be toppled by rational argument and mutual understanding> Synonyms idealist, quixotic, quixotical, romantic, starry, starry-eyed, utopian, visionary Related 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), realistic Antonyms clear-eyed, clear-sighted





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