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Synonyms and Antonyms of romanticist

  1. one whose conduct is guided more by the image of perfection than by the real world <those romanticists who seem to be perpetually surprised by mean or criminal behavior> Synonyms Don Quixote, dreamer, fantast, idealizer, ideologue (also idealogue), romantic, idealist, utopian, visionaryRelated Words emotionalist, sentimentalist; daydreamer, fantasizer, woolgatherer; Micawber, optimist, Pollyanna; do-gooder, reformer; perfectionist; doctrinaire, theorist, thinkerNear Antonyms cynic, defeatist, pessimist; empiric, empiricistAntonyms hardnose, pragmatist, realist

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