Idealist
Idealist I*de"al*ist, n. [Cf. F. id['e]aliste.] 1. One who idealizes; one who forms picturesque fancies; one given to romantic expectations. [1913 Webster]

2. One who holds the doctrine of idealism, in any sense. In senses 4 and 5 of {idealism}, opposed to {realist}. [1913 Webster +PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • idealist — IDEALÍST, Ă, idealişti, ste, adj., s.m. şi f. 1. adj. Care aparţine idealismului (1), privitor la idealism. ♦ (Substantivat) Adept al idealismului (1). 2. adj., s.m. şi f. (Persoană) care aspiră spre un ideal; p. ext. (om) lipsit de simţul… …   Dicționar Român

  • idealist — (n.) one who represents things in an ideal form, 1829, from IDEAL (Cf. ideal) + IST (Cf. ist). Earlier (1796) in a philosophical sense one who believes reality consists only in (Platonic) ideals. It seems even incredible, that any Idealist in any …   Etymology dictionary

  • ideàlist — m (ideàlistkinja ž) 1. {{001f}}pristaša filozofskog idealizma 2. {{001f}}razg. a. {{001f}}onaj koji svijet oko sebe i opća zbivanja želi vidjeti kao ostvarenje najboljeg sadržaja početne ideje b. {{001f}}poštenjak, naivčina, bezazlen čovjek …   Veliki rječnik hrvatskoga jezika

  • idealist — ideàlist m DEFINICIJA 1. pristaša filozofskog idealizma 2. razg. a. onaj koji svijet oko sebe i opća zbivanja želi vidjeti kao ostvarenje najboljeg sadržaja početne ideje b. poštenjak, naivčina, bezazlen čovjek ETIMOLOGIJA vidi idealizam …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • idealist — [n] person who holds fancies in mind, who believes in perfection dreamer, enthusiast, escapist, optimist, Platonist, radical, romancer, romantic, romanticist, seer, stargazer, theorizer, transcendentalist, utopian, visionary; concepts 359,416,423 …   New thesaurus

  • idealist — [ī dē′əl ist] n. 1. a) a person whose behavior or thought is based on ideals b) one who follows his ideals to the point of impracticality; visionary or dreamer 2. an adherent or practitioner of idealism in art or philosophy adj. IDEALISTIC …   English World dictionary

  • idealist — is. <fr.> 1. İdealist fəlsəfə tərəfdarı. İdealist sistemlər. Fəlsəfə tarixində obyektiv idealist təlimlər ilk əvvəl Şərqdə meydana gəlmişdir. 2. Həqiqəti ideallaşdıran, malik olmadığı sifətləri ona isnad edən adam: xəyalpərəst. 3. İdealizmə …   Azərbaycan dilinin izahlı lüğəti

  • idealist — UK [aɪˈdɪəlɪst] / US [aɪˈdɪəlɪst] noun [countable] Word forms idealist : singular idealist plural idealists someone who is idealistic …   English dictionary

  • Idealist — ideal: Das schon im 17. Jh. in Zusammensetzungen wie »Idealform« und »Idealbild« im Sinne von »mustergültig, vorbildlich, vollkommen« bezeugte Adjektiv begegnet seit dem 18. Jh. zunächst in der Form »idealisch«, seit dem 19. Jh. in der daraus… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • idealíst — a m (ȋ) 1. kdor se navdušuje za ideale in se ravna po njih: sanje pesnika idealista; na življenje gleda z očmi idealista; optimist in idealist / ekspr. bil je nepoboljšljiv idealist 2. pristaš idealizma: pobijati trditve idealistov …   Slovar slovenskega knjižnega jezika

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