Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, relating to, or having the nature of an idealist or idealism.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Relating or pertaining to the philosophical doctrine of idealism or to idealists.
  • Belonging to an ideal or ideals; striving for or imagining ideal perfection or good: as, idealistic poetry or art; idealistic dreams.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to idealists or their theories.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to an idealist or to idealism.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of the reality of ideas
  • adjective of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style

Etymologies

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idealist +‎ -ic

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  • This word was used in "Jackie Chan's First Strike" when the suspect was talking to Jackie.

    June 13, 2012