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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (2)

1. of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of the reality of ideas;
[syn: ideal, idealistic]

2. of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style;
- Example: "an exalted ideal"
- Example: "argue in terms of high-flown ideals"- Oliver Franks
- Example: "a noble and lofty concept"
- Example: "a grand purpose"
[syn: exalted, elevated, sublime, grand, high-flown, high-minded, lofty, rarefied, rarified, idealistic, noble-minded]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Idealistic \I*de`al*is"tic\, a. Of or pertaining to idealists or their theories. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

idealistic adj 1: of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of the reality of ideas [syn: ideal, idealistic] 2: of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style; "an exalted ideal"; "argue in terms of high-flown ideals"- Oliver Franks; "a noble and lofty concept"; "a grand purpose" [syn: exalted, elevated, sublime, grand, high-flown, high-minded, lofty, rarefied, rarified, idealistic, noble-minded]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

101 Moby Thesaurus words for "idealistic": Berkeleian, Cyrenaic, Eleatic, Epicurean, Hegelian, Kantian, Megarian, Neoplatonic, Neoplatonistic, Platonic, Platonistic, Stoic, airy, animist, animistic, atomistic, autistic, big, bighearted, chivalrous, cosmotheistic, dereistic, eclectic, elevated, empirical, eudaemonistic, exalted, existential, generous, great, great of heart, greathearted, handsome, hedonic, hedonist, hedonistic, heroic, high, high-minded, humanist, humanistic, idealist, immaterialist, impractical, in the clouds, instrumentalist, knightly, largehearted, liberal, lofty, magnanimous, materialistic, mechanistic, metaphysical, monistic, naturalistic, noble, noble-minded, nominalist, openhanded, optimistic, otherworldly, panlogistical, panpsychist, panpsychistic, pantheistic, poetic, positivist, positivistic, pragmatic, pragmatist, princely, quixotic, rationalistic, realist, realistic, romancing, romantic, romanticized, scholastic, sensationalistic, solipsistic, spiritualist, spiritualistic, starry-eyed, storybook, sublime, syncretistic, theistic, transcendental, transcendentalist, transcendentalistic, transmundane, unpractical, unrealistic, utilitarian, visionary, vitalistic, voluntarist, voluntaristic, wish-fulfilling