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VISIONARY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does visionary mean? 

VISIONARY (noun)
  The noun VISIONARY has 2 senses:

1. a person given to fanciful speculations and enthusiasms with little regard for what is actually possible
2. a person with unusual powers of foresight

  Familiarity information: VISIONARY used as a noun is rare.


VISIONARY (adjective)
  The adjective VISIONARY has 1 sense:

1. not practical or realizable; speculative

  Familiarity information: VISIONARY used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


VISIONARY (noun)


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Meaning:

A person given to fanciful speculations and enthusiasms with little regard for what is actually possible

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

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

individual; mortal; person; somebody; someone; soul (a human being)

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

dreamer; idealist (someone guided more by ideals than by practical considerations)


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Meaning:

A person with unusual powers of foresight

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

illusionist; seer; visionary

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

intellect; intellectual (a person who uses the mind creatively)

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

anticipant; anticipator (one who anticipates)

diviner (someone who claims to discover hidden knowledge with the aid of supernatural powers)

fantast; futurist (someone who predicts the future)

forecaster; predictor; prognosticator; soothsayer (someone who makes predictions of the future (usually on the basis of special knowledge))


VISIONARY (adjective)


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Meaning:

Not practical or realizable; speculative

Synonyms:

visionary; airy; impractical; Laputan; windy

Context examples:

airy theories about socioeconomic improvement / visionary schemes for getting rich

Similar:

utopian (characterized by or aspiring to impracticable perfection)


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