idealistic

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

adjective

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
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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

idealistic

adj.

1829; see idealist + -ic.

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