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 Dictionary entry overview: What does idealist mean? 

  The noun IDEALIST has 1 sense:

1. someone guided more by ideals than by practical considerations

  Familiarity information: IDEALIST used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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Someone guided more by ideals than by practical considerations

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Nouns denoting people


idealist; dreamer

Hypernyms ("idealist" is a kind of...):

visionary (a person given to fanciful speculations and enthusiasms with little regard for what is actually possible)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "idealist"):

Don Quixote (any impractical idealist (after Cervantes' hero))

romantic (a soulful or amorous idealist)

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