Synonyms and Antonyms of idealistic
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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