Synonyms of idealism


1. idealism, philosophical doctrine, philosophical theory

usage: (philosophy) the philosophical theory that ideas are the only reality

2. idealism, impracticality

usage: impracticality by virtue of thinking of things in their ideal form rather than as they really are

3. high-mindedness, idealism, noble-mindedness, nobility, nobleness, magnanimousness, grandeur

usage: elevated ideals or conduct; the quality of believing that ideals should be pursued

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Definition and meaning of idealism (Dictionary)