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idealist

noun [C] uk   us   /aɪˈdɪə.lɪst/
someone who believes that very good things can be achieved, often when this does not seem likely to others
idealistic
adjective uk   us   /ˌaɪ.dɪəˈlɪs.tɪk/
C1 When I was young and idealistic I believed it was possible to change the world.
idealistically
adverb uk   us   /ˌaɪ.dɪəˈlɪs.tɪ.kəl.i/
Translations of “idealist”
in Chinese (Traditional) 理想主義者…
in Chinese (Simplified) 理想主义者…
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