Definition of “idealism” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ U ] uk us /aɪˈdɪəlɪzəm/

the belief that your ideals can be achieved, often when this does not seem likely to others

idealist noun [ C ]

a person who believes that it is possible to achieve your ideals

idealistic uk us /aɪˌdɪəˈlɪstɪk/ adjective

(Definition of “idealism” from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)