idealistic idealistic  /aɪ ˌdi ə ˈlɪ stɪk/


  1. (adj) of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of the reality of ideas
  2. (adj) of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style


  1. In an idealistic corner of the computer world, there is a breed of benign engineers called open-source software programmers.
  2. This idealistic programmer seeks to bring open-source software to the masses.
  3. I told you how idealistic he was.


  1. Is Costco Secretly A Social Enterprise?

    In the labor-pinching world of retail, it just might be. “I just think people need to make a living wage with health benefits,” Craig Jelinek told Bloomberg Businessweek , a practice which "puts more money back into the economy and creates a healthier country. It’s really that simple.” Those idealistic thoughts on economics may sound like they were uttered from the lips of a labor activist ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Fast Company Magazine

  2. My Say On Blu Ray: ‘The Newsroom’ Season 1

    Idealistic is perhaps the best word to describe the HBO political drama that takes audiences inside the workings of a fictitious newsroom.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: CBS Sacramento

  3. Metropolis 2.0: Here's the World's First Zero-Carbon City, Now Underway

    Photo via Inhabitat With so many bonkers, never-going-to-actually-happen plans for future cities—air-borne amoebas or stone piles, anybody?—it's oddly refreshing to come across an idealistic pop-up city that, you know, actually exists. In real life. Such is the case for Foster...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Curbed


  1. "I am an idealistic, naive, passionate, truth-seeking, spiritually motivated artist, unschooled in the science of law and finance," Snipes said.
    on Apr 24, 2008 By: Wesley Snipes Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "That's a very tough policy problem, and in order for this to happen, it can't be pie in the sky, it can't be idealistic, it has to be pragmatic," former Rep. Lee Hamilton, D-Ind., told the Senate Armed Services Committee.
    on Dec 7, 2006 By: Lee Hamilton Source: Guardian Unlimited

  3. McClellan says Bush's main reason for war always was "an ambitious and idealistic post-9/11 vision of transforming the Middle East through the spread of freedom."
    on May 28, 2004 By: Scott McClellan Source: Chicago Tribune

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