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idealistnoun [C]

uk   /aɪˈdɪə.lɪst/  us   /aɪˈdiː.ə.lɪst/
idealistic
adjective uk   /ˌaɪ.dɪəˈlɪs.tɪk/  us   /ˌaɪ.diː.əˈlɪs.tɪk/
C1 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/
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idealistnoun [C]

 us   /ɑɪˈdil·ɪst, -ˈdi·ə·lɪst/
idealistic
adjective  us   /ɑɪˌdi·əˈlɪs·tɪk/
She sacrificed idealistic dreams for conventional reality.
(Definition of idealist from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “idealist”
in Chinese (Simplified) 理想主义者…
in Chinese (Traditional) 理想主義者…
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