Definitions for idealistaɪˈdi ə lɪst

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

i•de•al•istaɪˈdi ə lɪst(n.)

  1. a person who cherishes or pursues high or noble principles, purposes, or goals.

  2. a visionary or impractical person.

  3. a person who represents things as they might or should be rather than as they are.

  4. artist who treats subjects imaginatively.

    Category: Fine Arts, Literature

  5. an adherent of the doctrines of idealism.

  6. (adj.)idealistic.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. idealist, dreamer(noun)

    someone guided more by ideals than by practical considerations


  1. idealist(Noun)

    One who adheres to idealism.

  2. idealist(Noun)

    Someone whose conduct stems from idealism rather than from practicality.

  3. idealist(Noun)

    An unrealistic or impractical visionary.

  4. Origin: From idéaliste, from idealis, from idea.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Idealist(noun)

    one who idealizes; one who forms picturesque fancies; one given to romantic expectations

  2. Idealist(noun)

    one who holds the doctrine of idealism

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. idealist

    1. A glassblower. 2. A somnambulist who insists on stepping out of a solid window into the air. 3. A person who lives in a tower of porcelain and dines on pumpernickel and lobscouse. 4. A man who fills his gasoline-tank with attar of roses and expects the motor to run.


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a person having (too) high ideals of behaviour etc.

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