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IDEALISTIC

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does idealistic mean? 

IDEALISTIC (adjective)
  The adjective IDEALISTIC has 2 senses:

1. of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of the reality of ideas
2. of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style

  Familiarity information: IDEALISTIC used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


IDEALISTIC (adjective)


Sense 1idealistic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of the reality of ideas

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

idealistic; ideal

Pertainym:

idealism ((philosophy) the philosophical theory that ideas are the only reality)


Sense 2idealistic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style

Synonyms:

exalted; noble-minded; lofty; high-minded; idealistic; high-flown; rarefied; rarified; sublime; grand

Context examples:

an exalted ideal / argue in terms of high-flown ideals / a noble and lofty concept / a grand purpose

Similar:

noble (having or showing or indicative of high or elevated character)


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