a person who cherishes or pursues high or noble principles, purposes, goals, etc.
Synonyms: optimist, perfectionist, reformer, visionary, utopianist.
Antonyms: pragmatist, skeptic, cynic.
a visionary or impractical person.
Synonyms: romantic, romanticist, dreamer, stargazer.
Antonyms: realist, materialist.
a person who represents things as they might or should be rather than as they are:
My friend is an idealist, who somehow thinks that we always agree.
a writer or artist who treats subjects imaginatively.
a person who accepts the doctrines of philosophical , as by representing things in an ideal form, or as they might or should be rather than as they are.
of or relating to or idealists; idealistic.
His conception of life is anti-idealist almost to pessimism, and he has no fancy.
A History of Nineteenth Century Literature (1780-1895) George Saintsbury
Since you too are an anti-idealist, I wish very much you would try your critical teeth upon it.
The Letters of William James, Vol. 1 William James
“one who represents things in an ideal form,” 1829, from ideal + -ist. Earlier (1796) in a philosophical sense “one who believes reality consists only in (Platonic) ideals.”
It seems even incredible, that any Idealist in any age could forget himself so far as to run his head against a post, merely because he found in his system, that no external world does exist, and that therefore nothing could be without to hurt him. [F.A. Nitsch, “A General and Introductory View of Professor Kant’s Principles,” 1796]
Earlier still, “one who holds doctrines of philosophical idealism” (1701).
of or relating to . speculative; visionary. Historical Examples He, too, had fed at Hegel’s ideologic banquet, where the verbal viands snared the souls of guests. Egoists James Huneker
holding an indicated position, role, office, etc., currently: the incumbent officers of the club. obligatory (often followed by on or upon): a duty incumbent upon me. Archaic. resting, lying, leaning, or pressing on something: incumbent upon the cool grass. the holder of an office: The incumbent was challenged by a fusion candidate. British. a person […]
of, pertaining to, reflective of, or causing : inflationary prices. Historical Examples These bonds represent a convenient method of investment for small savers, and also an anti-inflationary method of refinancing. State of the Union Addresses of Harry S. Truman Harry S. Truman adjective of or relating to measures to counteract or combat inflation adjective of, […]
an act or instance of combining into an whole. an act or instance of a racial, religious, or ethnic group. an act or instance of an organization, place of business, school, etc. Mathematics. the operation of finding the of a function or equation, especially solving a differential equation. behavior, as of an individual, that is […]