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Definition 1: a person with unusual powers of foresight - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for visionary in the sense of this definition

(visionary is a kind of ...) a person who uses the mind creatively

(... is a kind of visionary ) one who anticipates

(... is a kind of visionary ) someone who claims to discover hidden knowledge with the aid of supernatural powers

(... is a kind of visionary ) someone who predicts the future

(... is a kind of visionary ) someone who makes predictions of the future (usually on the basis of special knowledge)

Definition 2: a person given to fanciful speculations and enthusiasms with little regard for what is actually possible - [noun denoting person]

(visionary is a kind of ...) a human being

"there was too much for one person to do"

(... is a kind of visionary ) someone guided more by ideals than by practical considerations

Definition 3: not practical or realizable; speculative - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where visionary or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • airy theories about socioeconomic improvement
  • visionary schemes for getting rich

Synonyms for visionary in the sense of this definition

(visionary is similar to ...) characterized by or aspiring to impracticable perfection

"the dim utopian future" "utopian idealists" "recognized the utopian nature of his hopes"

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