idealistic

[ahy-dee-uh-lis-tik, ahy-dee-uh-]
adjective
of or pertaining to idealism or idealists.
Also, idealistical.


Origin:
1820–30; idealist + -ic

idealistically, adverb
anti-idealistic, adjective
anti-idealistically, adverb
hyperidealistic, adjective
hyperidealistically, adverb
nonidealistic, adjective
nonidealistically, adverb
overidealistic, adjective
quasi-idealistic, adjective
quasi-idealistically, adverb
unidealistic, adjective
unidealistically, adverb
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idealism (aɪˈdɪəˌlɪzəm)
 
n
1.  belief in or pursuance of ideals
2.  the tendency to represent things in their ideal forms, rather than as they are
3.  materialism Compare dualism any of a group of philosophical doctrines that share the monistic view that material objects and the external world do not exist in reality independently of the human mind but are variously creations of the mind or constructs of ideas
 
i'dealist
 
n
 
ideal'istic
 
adj
 
ideal'istically
 
adv

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Example sentences
He intends to shock, but there was a gentle and idealistic side to him.
At this stage, be idealistic about what is possible, and realistic about what
  you need.
Few people will bother to learn a language on abstract or idealistic grounds,
  she says.
And you know, although it sounds a little idealistic.
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