Idealist meaning

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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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One whose conduct or thinking is influenced by ideals that often conflict with practical considerations.
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(philosophy) One who adheres to idealism.
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Someone whose conduct stems from idealism rather than from practicality.
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An artist or writer whose work is imbued with idealism.
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An adherent of any system of philosophical idealism.
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An adherent or practitioner of idealism in art or philosophy.
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Origin of idealist

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

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