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idealismnoun [U]

uk   /aɪˈdɪə.lɪ.zəm/  us   /aɪˈdiː.ə.lɪ.zəm/
the ​belief that ​yourideals can be ​achieved, often when this does not ​seemlikely to ​others: She never ​lost her ​youthful idealism and ​campaigned for just ​causes all her ​life.
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specialized social sciences the ​belief in philosophy that ​objects in the ​world are ​ideas that only ​exist in the ​mind of ​God or ​people who ​see them
(Definition of idealism from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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idealismnoun [U]

 us   /ɑɪˈdilˌɪz·əm, -ˈdi·əˌlɪz-/
belief in ​principles: He ​wrote about America’s ​lost idealism.
(Definition of idealism from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “idealism”
in Chinese (Simplified) 理想主义, 唯心主义,唯心论,理念论…
in Turkish idealizm…
in Russian идеализм…
in Chinese (Traditional) 理想主義, 唯心主義,唯心論,理念論…
in Polish idealizm…
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