ide·​al·​is·​tic (ˌ)ī-ˌdē-(ə-)ˈli-stik How to pronounce idealistic (audio)
: of or relating to idealists or idealism
idealistically adverb

Examples of idealistic in a Sentence

idealistic pacifists who thought that tyranny could be toppled by rational argument and mutual understanding
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Word History

First Known Use

1824, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of idealistic was in 1824

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“Idealistic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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