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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Someone guided more by a sense of perfection than by practical considerations.

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  • An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup.
  • I think he's an idealist, which is good, but I think he's way off base here.
  • He was, in other words, an idealist, but unlike too many idealists he was sternly practical.
  • And, yes, I know I might be the kind of idealist who botches elections. for more
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