Adjective "idealist" definition and examples

(Idealist may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ʌɪˈdɪəlɪst/

Definitions and examples

noun

A person who is guided more by ideals than by practical considerations.
  1. 'Whether religious or not, these bright young things are idealists fighting the good fight.'
  2. 'The real idealist is a pragmatist and an economist.'
  3. 'Affected by delusions, he had undertaken the action of an idealist without any notion of the consequences.'
  4. 'A materialist may have no more difficulty with idea or pattern than an idealist has with hardware.'
  5. 'A Wilsonian idealist sees democracy promotion as the foundation of national security.'
  6. 'Realists and idealists can both be effective leaders.'
  7. 'As students, we have the luxury of being political idealists, and it is time to put our ideas to work.'
  8. 'I guess being an idealist, I often think that things are often not the way they should be.'
  9. 'What the program did do was make me wonder about the hazards of being an idealist.'
  10. 'Frank, always the idealist, had no problem in deciding where he stood in all this.'
A person who believes in the theory of idealism.
  1. 'There is some disagreement as to whether phenomenalists should be labeled "idealists."'
  2. 'Idealists like Hegel and Fichte emphasized that our activities shape the way we see the world.'
  3. 'Phenomenalists, or idealists generally, will reply that realism is mistaken or even incoherent.'

More definitions

1. a person who cherishes or pursues high or noble principles, purposes, goals, etc.Synonyms: optimist, perfectionist, reformer, visionary, utopianist.Antonyms: pragmatist, skeptic, cynic.

2. a visionary or impractical person.Synonyms: romantic, romanticist, dreamer, stargazer.Antonyms: realist, materialist.

3. a person who represents things as they might or should be rather than as they are: My friend is an idealist, who somehow thinks that we always agree.

4. a writer o

More examples(as adjective)

"arguments can be idealist."

"accounts can be idealist."