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synonyms for idealist

  • dreamer
  • optimist
  • visionary
  • Platonist
  • enthusiast
  • escapist
  • radical
  • romantic
  • romanticist
  • seer
  • stargazer
  • theorizer
  • transcendentalist
  • utopian
  • romancer
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antonyms for idealist

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  • pragmatist
  • realist
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How to use idealist in a sentence

Americans, in Ghazvinian’s telling, morph from high-minded idealists to reckless Cold Warriors as the United States plays its own version of the Great Game, manipulating Iran’s politics to its advantage.
AMERICA AND IRAN, FROM FASCINATION TO ANTAGONISMRAY TAKEYHFEBRUARY 26, 2021WASHINGTON POST
He’s one of the idealists, a vendor who considers himself part artist, part entrepreneur.
FOR D.C.’S STREET VENDORS, THIS INAUGURATION DAY WAS BARREN OF CUSTOMERS — BUT ALSO A RELIEFPETULA DVORAKJANUARY 20, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Walter presents Gig as a charming idealist so handsome he turns heads on the street.
‘THE COLD MILLIONS,’ JESS WALTER’S CELEBRATION OF FORGOTTEN HEROES, IS ONE OF THE MOST CAPTIVATING NOVELS OF THE YEARRON CHARLESOCTOBER 29, 2020WASHINGTON POST
It’s no crime to be an idealist, as long you’re a realist about your idealism.
HOW TO PITCH AND WRITE AN OPINION PIECE FOR MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEWAMY NORDRUMOCTOBER 15, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
Xian Lang was, we learn, once like Mulan, a young idealist who wanted to use her supernatural strength and acumen for the highest of purposes.
THE HISTORY OF MULAN, FROM A 6TH-CENTURY BALLAD TO THE LIVE-ACTION DISNEY MOVIECONSTANCE GRADYSEPTEMBER 4, 2020VOX
I can tell you, my dear idealist—you have not changed a particle, by the way—that there is another side you have never seen.
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He was a stubborn idealist, and having found something at last to admire he purposed to hug it.
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He was soon at full speed again, on his futile race: a hapless idealist in pursuit of lost dreams.
THE DAUGHTERS OF DANAUSMONA CAIRD
Greater still is he, who is not idealist only, but saint and hero, and in his life bears witness to the truth he teaches.
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But whereas as a national poet he was a flattering idealist, he was as a personal poet an uncompromising realist.
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  • dreamer
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