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idealistic

[ahy-dee-uh-lis-tik, ahy-dee-uh-] /aɪˌdi əˈlɪs tɪk, ˌaɪ di ə-/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to idealism or idealists.
Also, idealistical.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; idealist + -ic
Related forms
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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Word Origin and History for quasi idealistic

idealistic

adj.

1829; see idealist + -ic.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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