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visionary

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1 having or marked by a tendency to be guided more by ideals than by reality
  • a visionary plan for a manned flight to Mars
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3 having or showing awareness of and preparation for the future
  • In a visionary move, the developer bought large tracts of the waterfront just before property values skyrocketed.
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imaginary, fanciful, visionary, fantastic, chimerical, quixotic mean unreal or unbelievable. imaginary applies to something which is fictitious and purely the product of one's imagination.
    • an imaginary desert isle
fanciful suggests the free play of the imagination.
    • a teller of fanciful stories
visionary stresses impracticality or incapability of realization.
    • visionary schemes
fantastic implies incredibility or strangeness beyond belief.
    • a fantastic world inhabited by monsters
chimerical combines the implication of visionary and fantastic.
    • chimerical dreams of future progress
quixotic implies a devotion to romantic or chivalrous ideals unrestrained by ordinary prudence and common sense.
    • a quixotic crusade

visionary

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1 one who predicts future events or developments
  • According to Greek myth, Cassandra was a visionary who was endowed with the gift of inerrant prophecy but fated to never be believed.
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2 one whose conduct is guided more by the image of perfection than by the real world
  • 19th-century visionaries who founded short-lived communities in which everyone was supposed to live in perfect peace and harmony
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