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Meaning of IDEALIST

Pronunciation:  I'deeulist

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  someone guided more by ideals than by practical considerations

IDEALIST is a 8 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: dreamer
 See Also: Don Quixote, illusionist, romantic, seer, visionary



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\I*de"al*ist\, n. [Cf. F. id['e]aliste.]
1. One who idealizes; one who forms picturesque fancies; one
   given to romantic expectations.

2. One who holds the doctrine of idealism.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: animist, animistic, Berkeleian, daydreamer, Don Quixote, dreamer, dreamer of dreams, enthusiast, escapist, Hegelian, idealistic, immaterialist, Kantian, lotus-eater, Neoplatonic, Neoplatonist, Neoplatonistic, panpsychist, panpsychistic, Platonic, Platonist, Platonistic, prophet, psychist, Quixote, rhapsodist, romancer, romantic, romanticist, seer, solipsistic, spiritualist, spiritualistic, unrealistic, utopian, utopianist, utopianizer, visionary, wishful thinker