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idealistic

[ahy-dee-uh-lis-tik, ahy-dee-uh-]
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adjective
  1. of or relating to idealism or idealists.
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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
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Examples from the Web for unidealistic

Historical Examples

  • 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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