Meaning of “idealist” in the English Dictionary

"idealist" in British English

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idealistnoun [ C ]

uk /aɪˈdɪə.lɪst/ us /aɪˈdiː.ə.lɪst/
idealistic
adjective uk /ˌaɪ.dɪəˈlɪs.tɪk/ us /ˌaɪ.diː.əˈlɪs.tɪk/

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When I was young and idealistic I believed it was possible to change the world.
idealistically
adverb uk /ˌaɪ.dɪəˈlɪs.tɪ.kəl.i/ us /ˌaɪ.diː.əˈlɪs.tɪ.kəl.i/

(Definition of “idealist” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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idealistnoun [ C ]

us /ɑɪˈdil·ɪst, -ˈdi·ə·lɪst/
idealistic
adjective us /ɑɪˌdi·əˈlɪs·tɪk/

(Definition of “idealist” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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