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Definition of Idealism


  1. The quality or state of being ideal.
  2. Conception of the ideal; imagery.
  3. The system or theory that denies the existence of material bodies, and teaches that we have no rational grounds to believe in the reality of anything but ideas and their relations.
  4. The practice or habit of giving or attributing ideal form or character to things; treatment of things in art or literature according to ideal standards or patterns; -- opposed to realism.
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Idealism Translations

idealism in German is Idealismus
idealism in Hungarian is idealizmus
idealism in Norwegian is idealisme
idealism in Spanish is idealismo