idealistic
adjective Date: 1829 of or relating to idealists or idealism • idealistically adverb

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  • idealistic — IDEALÍSTIC, Ă, idealistici, ce, adj. (Rar) 1. (fil.) Propriu doctrinei idealiste. 2. Care aspiră spre un ideal; p. ext. lipsit de simţul realităţii, de spirit practic. [pr.: de a ] – Idealist + suf. ic. Trimis de gall, 02.06.2008. Sursa: DEX 98  …   Dicționar Român

  • Idealistic — I*de al*is tic, a. Of or pertaining to idealists or their theories. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • idealistic — index ethical, meritorious, moral, quixotic Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • idealistic — (adj.) 1829; see IDEALIST (Cf. idealist) + IC (Cf. ic) …   Etymology dictionary

  • idealistic — [adj] visionary abstracted, chimerical, dreaming, idealized, impractical, optimistic, quixotic, radical, romantic, starry eyed, unrealistic, utopian; concepts 529,560,582 …   New thesaurus

  • idealistic — [ī΄dē ə lis′tik, ī dē΄əlis′tik] adj. 1. of or characteristic of an idealist 2. of, characterized by, or based on idealism idealistically adv …   English World dictionary

  • idealistic — [[t]a͟ɪdiəlɪ̱stɪk[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe someone as idealistic, you mean that they have ideals, and base their behaviour on these ideals, even though this may be impractical. Idealistic young people died for a future that was stolen from …   English dictionary

  • idealistic — i|deal|is|tic [aıˌdıəˈlıstık] adj believing that you should live according to high standards and principles, even if they cannot really be achieved, or showing this belief →↑realistic ▪ idealistic young doctors ▪ the idealistic values of the… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • idealistic — adj. idealistic about * * * [ˌaɪdɪə lɪstɪk] idealisticabout …   Combinatory dictionary

  • idealistic — i|de|al|is|tic [ aı,diə lıstık ] adjective believing very firmly in something which is good but probably impossible to achieve: We were young and idealistic …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • idealistic — adjective believing in principles or perfect standards that cannot really be achieved: We were young and idealistic and anything seemed possible. idealistically / kli/ adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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