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Definition of Visionary


  1. Of or pertaining to a visions or visions; characterized by, appropriate to, or favorable for, visions.
  2. Affected by phantoms; disposed to receive impressions on the imagination; given to reverie; apt to receive, and act upon, fancies as if they were realities.
  3. Existing in imagination only; not real; fanciful; imaginary; having no solid foundation; as, visionary prospect; a visionary scheme or project.
  4. One whose imagination is disturbed; one who sees visions or phantoms.
  5. One whose imagination overpowers his reason and controls his judgment; an unpractical schemer; one who builds castles in the air; a daydreamer.

Visionary Quotations

I was a peripheral visionary. I could see the future, but only way off to the side.
Steven Wright

All that we call ideal in Greek or any other art, because to us it is false and visionary, was, to the makers of it, true and existent.
John Ruskin

What is obnoxious about the motives of politicians - whatever those motives may be - is that politicians must announce their motives as visionary and grand.
P. J. O'Rourke

The leader has to be practical and a realist, yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist.
Eric Hoffer

To be realistic today is to be visionary. To be realistic is to be starry-eyed.
Hubert H. Humphrey
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Visionary Translations

visionary in French is visionnaire
visionary in Italian is visionario
visionary in Spanish is visionario

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