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adjective as in visionary

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While flying a fighter jet fulfilled McGrath’s dreams, it also helped to disrupt some of her idealistic views.

Sullivan describes how Kennedy grew from an idealistic but naive young man into a passionate and sophisticated advocate for racial justice.

This issue is, of course, more pressing the more idealistic these standards turn out to be.

Sure, most would prefer to become giant successes that can go public, but even the most idealistic founder knows the odds.

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Among the contributing artists’ wishes are idealistic visions and impossible dreams.

The aim is very pragmatic and much less idealistic than, say, similar protests in Egypt or Turkey in the last few years.

My relationship with foreign cultures began, like many privileged Americans, with an idealistic college semester abroad.

Are you an idealistic-minded, church-related person, who gets joy out of encounters with people?

As idealistic as Don is cynical, Ms. Farrell actually seems to love Don, and they develop a sweet, pseudo-domestic routine.

At first blush, it seems like a rare self-abnegating and idealistic move by a corporate giant.

As with Carstens, so with the Nazarenes, we are warned by the idealistic 129 tendency which inspired the young enthusiasts.

Socialism is not an idealistic attempt to substitute some other law of life for that of self-preservation.

Midway between trade unionism and the simon-pure, idealistic reform philosophies stood producers' and consumers' cooperation.

Sooner or later someone, probably with very idealistic motives, would force the whole thing into the open.

The several ideals of the two combining, there is produced an idealistic union, which is often called "spiritual harmony."


On this page you'll find 41 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to idealistic, such as: idealized, optimistic, radical, romantic, utopian, and abstracted.

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