Definition of Idealism:

  1. Any of various systems of thought in which the objects of knowledge are held to be in some way dependent on the activity of mind.

  2. The practice of forming or pursuing ideals, especially unrealistically.

  3. Concept that only mind and thought are real and form the basis of all experience and knowledge, the perceived objects may exist but cannot have substance. See also materialism.

Synonyms of Idealism

Berkeleianism, Geistesgeschichte, Hegelian idea, Hegelianism, Kantian idea, Kantianism, Neoplatonism, Platonic form, Platonic idea, Platonism, Absolute idealism, Animatism, Animism, Archetype, Aspiration, Autism, Autistic thinking, Bigheartedness, Bigness, Chivalrousness, Chivalry, Complex idea, Dereism, Dereistic thinking, Dream, Dreamery, Elevation, Errantry, Eternal object, Eternal universal, Exaltation, Exemplar, Flight of fancy, Form, Formal cause, Generosity, Generousness, Great heart, Greatheartedness, Greatness, Greatness of heart, Heroism, High goal, High-mindedness, Highest category, History of ideas, Hylozoism, Ideal, Ideality, Idealization, Ideals, Ideate, Ideatum, Idee-force, Imaginative exercise, Immaterialism, Impracticality, Innate idea, Knight-errantry, Knightliness, Largeheartedness, Liberality, Liberalness, Loftiness, Magnanimity, Magnanimousness, Materialism, Metaphysical idealism, Model, Monistic idealism, Nobility, Noble-mindedness, Nobleness, Noosphere, Noumenon, Openhandedness, Panpsychism, Pattern, Percept, Personalism, Play of fancy, Princeliness, Prototype, Psychism, Quixotism, Quixotry, Reaching high, Regulative first principle, Romance, Romanticism, Simple idea, Solipsism, Spiritualism, Subjectivism, Sublimity, Subsistent form, The Absolute, The Absolute Idea, The Self-determined, The realized ideal, Transcendent idea, Transcendent nonempirical concept, Transcendent universal, Transcendental, Universal, Universal concept, Universal essence, Unpracticalness, Unrealism, Unreality, Upward looking, Utopianism, Visionariness, Wish fulfillment, Wish-fulfillment fantasy, Wishful thinking, Utopianism, Wishful thinking, Romanticism, Fantasizing, Quixotism, Daydreaming, Impracticability

How to use Idealism in a sentence?

  1. His idealism was so strong that he eschewed material pursuits in favor of promoting his beliefs to anyone who would listen to him.
  2. Kants transcendental idealism should not be confused with subjective idealism which makes the physical dependent on the mental.
  3. The idealism of youth.
  4. I know you are a competent employee and that you work hard, but your youthful idealism can sometimes be misunderstood as preachiness.
  5. On paper, Communist Idealism would provide equality for all of its citizens, but in reality it enslaved the populace and created a ruling elite class.

Meaning of Idealism & Idealism Definition