Definitions

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  • n. A person who idealizes

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An idealist.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who idealizes; an idealist. Also spelled idealiser.

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Examples

  • De Tocqueville was as much a cheerleader for (and idealizer of) the stern probity and industry of Northerners as he was against what he perceived as the idleness and frivolity of the slave - and land-owning Virginia aristocracy-themselves, he gleefully pointed out, descendants of blue-blooded bad sheep who'd been happily shipped off by their families in England.

    Like Dickens, I'm a Tourist On Withered Ground

  • He admired chivalry, then in its last days, and he painted it with the passion of an idealizer.

    Classic French Course in English

  • The theory that _art imitates nature_ has sometimes been grounded upon and found sustenance in this illusion, as also its variant, more easily to be defended, which makes art the _idealizer of nature_.

    Aesthetic as Science of Expression and General Linguistic

  • Sorrow, the great idealizer, had had the portrait of Beatrice on her easel for years, and every touch of her pencil transfigured the woman more and more into the glorified saint.

    Among My Books Second Series

  • There is no idealizer like unavailing regret, all the more if it be a regret of fancy as much as of real feeling.

    Among My Books Second Series

  • Gordon presents Maynard Dixon as a lover of old California landscape (he was born in Fresno) and an idealizer of traditional, dying Indian culture in posters, murals, drawings, and paintings.

    The Berkeley Daily Planet, The East Bay's Independent Newspaper

  • As the fashion in hair-dressing does not grant man the privilege of enhancing his facial attractions; nor of obscuring his defects by a becomingly arranged coiffure; and, as the modes in neck-gear are such that he cannot modify the blemishes of a defective complexion by encircling his athletic or scrawny throat with airy tulle, or dainty lace, that arch-idealizer of pasty-looking faces; and as he has forsworn soft, trailing garments that conceal unclassic curves and uninspiring lines of nether limbs, it behooves him to be more exactingly particular even than woman in the selection of his wearing apparel.

    What Dress Makes of Us

  • Anyway, you have my sympathy and if you’re with a mother-idealizer now, may he be in recovery.

    Femininity and motherhood

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