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It was a case of realism versus idealism. Grenville, J. A. S. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)But what is really at issue is the space in which the distinction between realism and idealism is being drawn. Wood, David Philosophy at the Limit (1990)The clash of idealism and realism. Christianity Today (2000)Yes, if they can find the right balance between idealism and realism. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It has the energy, youthful idealism and cinematography of that era. The Sun (2013)They're there to tell us that our political idealism is naive. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They shared an openly expressed idealism and a belief that their jobs mattered - especially to the future of other women. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The Founders welded idealism to realism. Roper, Jon Democracy and its Critics - Anglo-American democratic thought in the nineteenth century (1989)At the moment, drug education is based on idealism, not realism. Times, Sunday Times (2014)For Canning, foreign policy was about projecting political idealism and democratic values. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Subsequently they become embroiled in the future of the country - through love, money or political idealism. Times, Sunday Times (2009)His portraits often show his subjects brimming with youthful idealism and naivety; touchingly eager for fame, rather than sullied by it. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Many times while going to school have I grasped at a wall or tree to recall myself from this abyss of idealism to the reality. Adam Sisman The Friendship: Wordsworth and Coleridge (2006)

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Synonyms of 'idealism'

romanticism, Utopianism, quixotism

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Philosophical schools and doctrines

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Translations for 'idealism'

British English: idealism NOUN
Idealism is the beliefs and behaviour of someone who has ideals and who tries to base their behaviour on these ideals.
Youthful idealism is supposed to decay when confronted with the grubby compromises of real life.

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