Definition of 'idealistic'

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This may sound too idealistic, but you and a partner can take a major step toward it. The Sun (2017)We may agree about the practical importance of such claims but doubt their connection to idealistic views of science. Yearley, Steven Science, Technology, and Social Change (1988)He was cynical about people yet idealistic enough to think that politics could still change things for the better. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But that is an idealistic view. Times, Sunday Times (2014)She was born in America and had idealistic views. Times, Sunday Times (2012)In my opinion, the artist has a duty to maintain an idealistic view of the world. Times, Sunday Times (2010)She is young and idealistic, with a naive belief that she can save the world. Times, Sunday Times (2009)That may sound idealistic but it shouldn't be. Times, Sunday Times (2015)These are not idealistic people, hungry for elections and free speech. Times, Sunday Times (2014)And an idealistic young woman who dreams of raising goats can't afford to mend her barn roof. Times, Sunday Times (2008)A lot of us have an idealistic view of the church. Christianity Today (2000)These new schools have been set up by idealistic people who are determined to give parents the kind of choice that only the rich can currently afford. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The series follows idealistic teacher Will as he takes over a school's ailing music club. The Sun (2010)Then the boat from Blighty arrives, bearing a beautiful woman and an idealistic young illustrator. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Politics, aesthetics, literature were all preoccupations for these privileged and idealistic young people. Times, Sunday Times (2006)As a young, idealistic socialist, he had decided against joining as an officer. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Police had been cracking down on dissidents, and the idealistic young Italian may not have realised the potential danger he was in. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A minority, of course, adopt a more idealistic view and have very different perspectives concerning social and political change. Aiken, Nick Working with Teenagers (1994)I was so young and idealistic and I wanted to change the world. Times, Sunday Times (2015)

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Translations for 'idealistic'

British English: idealistic ADJECTIVE
If you describe someone as idealistic, you mean that they have ideals, and base their behaviour on these ideals, even though this may be impractical.
Idealistic young people died for the cause.


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