[ahy-dee-uh-lis-tik, ahy-dee-uh-]


of or relating to idealism or idealists.

Also i·de·al·is·ti·cal.

Origin of idealistic

First recorded in 1820–30; idealist + -ic
Related formsi·de·al·is·ti·cal·ly, adverban·ti-i·de·al·is·tic, adjectivean·ti-i·de·al·is·ti·cal·ly, adverbhy·per·i·de·al·is·tic, adjectivehy·per·i·de·al·is·ti·cal·ly, adverbnon·i·de·al·is·tic, adjectivenon·i·de·al·is·ti·cal·ly, adverbo·ver·i·de·al·is·tic, adjectivequa·si-i·de·al·is·tic, adjectivequa·si-i·de·al·is·ti·cal·ly, adverbun·i·de·al·is·tic, adjectiveun·i·de·al·is·ti·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for unidealistic

Historical Examples of 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