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idealist

noun ide·al·ist \ ī-ˈdē-(ə-)list , ˈī-(ˌ)dē- \
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

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 in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of idealist

1803


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idealist

adjective

Definition of idealist

Examples of idealist in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of idealist

1856

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