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Definition 1: impracticality by virtue of thinking of things in their ideal form rather than as they really are - [noun denoting attribute]

(idealism is a kind of ...) concerned with theoretical possibilities rather than actual use

(... is a kind of idealism ) impractical romantic ideals and attitudes

(... is a kind of idealism ) quixotic (romantic and impractical) behavior

Definition 2: elevated ideals or conduct; the quality of believing that ideals should be pursued - [noun denoting attribute]

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(idealism is a kind of ...) the quality of elevation of mind and exaltation of character or ideals or conduct

Definition 3: (philosophy) the philosophical theory that ideas are the only reality - [noun denoting cognition]

(idealism is a kind of ...) a doctrine accepted by adherents to a philosophy

(idealism belongs to category ...) the rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics

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