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synonyms for idealistic

  • idealized
  • optimistic
  • radical
  • romantic
  • utopian
  • abstracted
  • chimerical
  • dreaming
  • impractical
  • quixotic
  • starry-eyed
  • unrealistic
See also synonyms for: unidealistic
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How to use idealistic in a sentence

As with Carstens, so with the Nazarenes, we are warned by the idealistic 129 tendency which inspired the young enthusiasts.
THE HISTORY OF MODERN PAINTING, VOLUME 1 (OF 4)RICHARD MUTHER
Socialism is not an idealistic attempt to substitute some other law of life for that of self-preservation.
THE COMMON SENSE OF SOCIALISMJOHN SPARGO
Midway between trade unionism and the simon-pure, idealistic reform philosophies stood producers' and consumers' cooperation.
A HISTORY OF TRADE UNIONISM IN THE UNITED STATESSELIG PERLMAN
Sooner or later someone, probably with very idealistic motives, would force the whole thing into the open.
THE SENSITIVE MANPOUL WILLIAM ANDERSON
The several ideals of the two combining, there is produced an idealistic union, which is often called "spiritual harmony."
YOUR MIND AND HOW TO USE ITWILLIAM WALKER ATKINSON
A woman of that dreamy idealistic temperament always likes to imagine that there is a man who is grateful for her prayers!
THE SORROWS OF SATANMARIE CORELLI
This suggests that a strictly monistic epistemology, whether idealistic or realistic, does not get rid of the problem.
ESSAYS IN EXPERIMENTAL LOGICJOHN DEWEY
The philosophy of Epictetus is intensely practical, and exhibits a high idealistic type of morality.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 9, SLICE 6VARIOUS
Nikitin seemed to me for the first time in my knowledge of him to come down from his idealistic dreaming.
THE DARK FORESTHUGH WALPOLE
Among our greatest novelists an idealistic tendency is very perceptible in Scott and Dickens.
ELEMENTARY GUIDE TO LITERARY CRITICISMF. V. N. PAINTER
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