[ ahy-dee-uh-lis-tik, ahy-dee-uh- ]
/ aɪˌdi əˈlɪs tɪk, ˌaɪ di ə- /


of or relating to idealism or idealists.

Nearby words

  1. ideal point,
  2. ideal type,
  3. idealise,
  4. idealism,
  5. idealist,
  6. ideality,
  7. idealization,
  8. idealize,
  9. idealized image,
  10. ideally

Also i·de·al·is·ti·cal.

Origin of idealistic

First recorded in 1820–30; idealist + -ic

Related forms Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for unidealistic

  • That such an unidealistic enterprise should not flourish on American soil is worth noting.

    The Old Coast Road|Agnes Rothery

Word Origin and History for unidealistic



1829; see idealist + -ic.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper