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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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