Idealist Definition

ī-dēə-lĭst
idealists
noun
idealists
A person whose behavior or thought is based on ideals.
Webster's New World
An artist or writer whose work is imbued with idealism.
American Heritage
One who follows his or her ideals to the point of impracticality; visionary or dreamer.
Webster's New World
An adherent or practitioner of idealism in art or philosophy.
Webster's New World
The definition of an idealist is a person guided by principles or hopes rather than by practicality.
A person who behaves in a way that he thinks will cause positive change, regardless of the actual reality, is an example of an idealist.
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adjective
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
neoplatonisticplatonisticneoplatonicpanpsychistic

Other Word Forms of Idealist

Noun

Singular:
idealist
Plural:
idealists

Origin of Idealist

  • From French idéaliste, from Late Latin idealis (“ideal”), from Latin idea (“idea”).

    From Wiktionary

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