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Synonyms of 'visionary'

(adjective) 
Definition
idealistic but impractical
His ideas were dismissed as mere visionary speculation.
Synonyms
idealistic
She was somewhat idealistic about the pleasures of motherhood.
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romantic
He has a romantic view of rural society.
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unrealistic
their unrealistic expectations of parenthood
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utopian
He was pursuing a utopian dream of world prosperity.
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dreaming
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impractical
He's full of wacky, weird and impractical ideas.
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dreamy
full of dreamy ideals
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quixotic
She had a quixotic attitude towards life.
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starry-eyed
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with your head in the clouds
Opposites
(adjective) 
Definition
given to having visions
visionary experiences and contact with spirit beings
Synonyms
prophetic
This ominous warning soon proved prophetic.
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divinatory
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predictive
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sibylline
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mantic
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vatic (rare)
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fatidic (rare)
(adjective) 
Definition
of or like visions
the visionary worlds created by fantasy writers
Synonyms
imaginary
Lots of children have imaginary friends.
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fantastic
outlandish and fantastic images
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unreal
There are few more unreal worlds than that of the celebrity.
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fanciful
fanciful ideas about Martian life
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ideal
Their ideal society collapsed around them in revolution.
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idealized
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illusory
the illusory nature of nationhood
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imaginal (psychoanalysis)
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Opposites
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unimaginary
(noun) 
Definition
a visionary person
Visionaries see the world not as it is but as it could be.
Synonyms
idealist
He is not such an idealist that he cannot see the problems.
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romantic
You're a hopeless romantic.
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dreamer
I was a dreamer, a romancer.
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utopian
Kennedy had no patience with dreamers or liberal utopians.
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enthusiast (archaic)
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theorist
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Don Quixote
Opposites
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pragmatist
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(noun) 
Definition
a visionary person
shamans, mystics and religious visionaries
Synonyms
prophet
Merlin, the legendary magician and prophet
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diviner
I was called Merlin the diviner.
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mystic
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seer
the writings of the 16th century French seer, Nostradamus
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soothsayer
You don't have to be a soothsayer to predict his likely tactics.
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scryer
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spaewife (Scottish)

Additional synonyms

in the sense of diviner
I was called Merlin the diviner.
Synonyms
in the sense of dreamer
I was a dreamer, a romancer.
Synonyms
theorizer,
fantasizer,
romancer,
Don Quixote,
escapist,
Walter Mitty,
fantasist,
fantast
in the sense of dreamy
Definition
vague or impractical
full of dreamy ideals

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