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idealist

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