What does idealist mean?

Definitions for idealistaɪˈdi ə lɪst

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. idealist, dreamer(noun)

    someone guided more by ideals than by practical considerations


  1. Idealist(n.)

    One who holds the doctrine of idealism, in any sense. In senses 4 and 5 of idealism, opposed to realist.

  2. Origin: [Cf. F. idaliste.]


  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

  3. Origin: [Cf. F. idaliste.]

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.


  1. Idealist

    Idealist makes powerfully simple applications for freelancers and small businesses. They solve problems that every small business owner has faced, including invoicing, online payments, and collaboration. Idealist apps run in the cloud to make it possible to operate a business from anywhere while removing the distance constraints between team members.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of idealist in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of idealist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Henry Ford:

    An idealist is a person who helps other people to be prosperous.

  2. Carl Sandburg:

    I'm an idealist. I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on my way.

  3. Eric Hoffer:

    The leader has to be practical and a realist, yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist.

  4. H.L. Mencken:

    An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup.

  5. Alan Henning A taxi driver:

    The way I saw it, I didn't have a choice, this is what I was put here to do. I guess I am just a hopeless romantic, and I am an idealist, and I believe in hopeless causes.

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