idealist idealist  /aɪ ˈdi lɪst/


  • (n) someone guided more by ideals than by practical considerations


  1. Monster, idealist, con man, obsessive Daniel Plainview, toweringly portrayed by Daniel Day-Lewis, offers anything but a plain view of himself in There Will be Blood.
  2. Meet the idealist who may well become Thailand's next Prime Minister.
  3. Clooney, 48, is a pragmatic idealist, and a patriot in a very different sense than the way that word is normally used.


  1. The Summer Company's State of the Union

    The performance to watch is Jay Keenan's as the jaded Washington insider James Conover. by F. J. Hartland Can an honest person be elected President of the United States? Industrialist and idealist Grant Matthews is full of plans to go to Washington and fix what's wrong with America.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Pittsburgh City Paper

  2. TV Watch: Second season ordered for 'Da Vince's Demons' on Starz

    A second season has been ordered for this series, which has drawn record audiences for Starz. Tonight is the first-season finale. Brilliant and passionate, 25-year-old Leonardo da Vinci (Tom Riley) is an artist, inventor, swordsman, lover, dreamer and idealist.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: The Fayetteville Observer


  1. "I will not be an idealist who says that there are not intentions to cause internal instability in this or that region of Ukraine," Yushchenko said in an interview. "Without a doubt such scenarios exist. For some of our partners, instability...
    on Sep 16, 2008 By: Viktor Yushchenko Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "I think he's an idealist," says David unconvincingly.
    on Oct 25, 2007 By: Larry David Source: MSNBC

  3. Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg said: "Michael Foot was great parliamentarian, a great intellectual and a great idealist. He always stood up for what he believed in, even if that meant inviting unpopularity at times. His intellectual integrity is...
    on Mar 3, 2010 By: Nick Clegg Source:

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