Definition of idealist in English:


Syllabification: i·de·al·ist
Pronunciation: /īˈdē(ə)ˌlist


  • 2 Philosophy A person who believes in the theory of idealism.
    More example sentences
    • For Rorty, an idealist is someone who accepts a coherence theory of truth.
    • The greatest of philosophical idealists, the Greek Plato, founded around 25 centuries ago the first Socialist utopian system.
    • Phenomenalists, or idealists generally, will reply that realism is mistaken or even incoherent.

More definitions of idealist

Definition of idealist in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day mage
Pronunciation: māj
a magician or learned person