idealistically

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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