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synonyms for idealism

  • anticipation
  • certainty
  • confidence
  • elation
  • enthusiasm
  • expectation
  • happiness
  • trust
  • assurance
  • brightness
  • buoyancy
  • calmness
  • cheer
  • cheerfulness
  • easiness
  • encouragement
  • exhilaration
  • hopefulness
  • positivism
  • sanguineness
  • sureness
  • good cheer
  • looking on bright side
  • rose-colored glasses
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antonyms for idealism

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  • depression
  • distrust
  • doubt
  • fear
  • sadness
  • sorrow
  • uncertainty
  • unhappiness
  • discouragement
  • gloom
  • hopelessness
  • pessimism
    • tininess
    • unimportance
    • smallness
    • insignificance
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    How to use idealism in a sentence

    It is in that rendezvous with a wider world that realism and idealism are destined to coexist.
    GEORGE SHULTZ SHOWED U.S. FOREIGN POLICY IS STRONGEST WHEN WE COMBINE REALISM AND HUMAN RIGHTSROBERT D. KAPLANFEBRUARY 9, 2021TIME
    That is where the link between realism and idealism specifically originates.
    GEORGE SHULTZ SHOWED U.S. FOREIGN POLICY IS STRONGEST WHEN WE COMBINE REALISM AND HUMAN RIGHTSROBERT D. KAPLANFEBRUARY 9, 2021TIME
    His saga, which has escalated to the trade request and staredown phase, is a bizarre case of a team draining its young superstar’s idealism in record time.
    DESHAUN WATSON IS TAKING A STAND AGAINST DISINGENUOUS NFL OWNERS. IT COULD CHANGE THE LEAGUE.JERRY BREWERFEBRUARY 1, 2021WASHINGTON POST
    A little bit of idealism will go a long way in softening the ground on a daunting issue.
    WHAT ‘SCHITT’S CREEK’ CAN TEACH US ABOUT CLIMATE ACTIONMATTHEWHEIMERDECEMBER 6, 2020FORTUNE
    Remember the idealism and love of country that brought you to service.
    REPUBLICANS, IT ISN’T TOO LATE TO STAND UP FOR THE NATIONMICHAEL GERSONDECEMBER 3, 2020WASHINGTON POST
    Brahmanism carried idealism to the extent of denying any reality to sense or matter, declaring that sense is a delusion.
    BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME IJOHN LORD
    Never, certainly, did age more need his high idealism to teach a nobler rule in national and private life.
    THE LIFE OF MAZZINIBOLTON KING
    Briefly, by enlarging his enterprise, Terry threw away the immediate advantage of his personal idealism and charm.
    MUSHROOM TOWNOLIVER ONIONS
    Before his paintings and engravings pale idealism disappeared.
    THE HISTORY OF MODERN PAINTING, VOLUME 1 (OF 4)RICHARD MUTHER
    Cornelius endeavoured to raise the masses to his level, paid for his idealism with unpopularity, and was never understood.
    THE HISTORY OF MODERN PAINTING, VOLUME 1 (OF 4)RICHARD MUTHER
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    WORDS RELATED TO IDEALISM

    • celebrity
    • chivalry
    • dignity
    • distinction
    • fame
    • generosity
    • glory
    • grandeur
    • heroism
    • high-mindedness
    • idealism
    • illustriousness
    • importance
    • loftiness
    • magnanimity
    • majesty
    • merit
    • morality
    • nobility
    • note
    • prominence
    • renown
    • stateliness
    • sublimity
    • worthiness
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