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idealist

noun [C] uk   /aɪˈdɪə.lɪst/ us  
someone who believes that very good things can be achieved, often when this does not seem likely to othersUnreal things and unreality
idealistic
adjective uk   /ˌaɪ.dɪəˈlɪs.tɪk/ us  
C1 When I was young and idealistic I believed it was possible to change the world.Naive and trustingInexperienced (of people)
idealistically
adverb uk   /ˌaɪ.dɪəˈlɪs.tɪ.kəl.i/ us  
Opinions, beliefs and points of view
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