(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. idealistic, unpractical, quixotic, Utopian; imaginary, delusory, chimerical. —n. dreamer, idealist, theorist, theorizer. See imagination, heterodoxy, nonexistence.
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Impractical]
Syn. ideal, idealistic, ideological, unrealistic, Romantic, utopian, quixotic, in the clouds*; see also impractical .
Ant. practical*, realistic, pragmatical.
2. [Imaginary]
Syn. not real, chimerical, delusory, dreamy; see fantastic 1 , imaginary .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
1. dreamer daydreamer, idealist, romantic, Utopian, castle-builder, Don Quixote.
2. prophet seer, mystic, fortune-teller, psychic.
imaginary, fantasized, dreamed, fanciful, impractical, unrealistic, idealized, idealistic, starry-eyed, romantic, speculative, ghostly, spectral, prophetic.
ANT.: realistic, down-to-earth, practical
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I adjective 1. Characterized by foresight: farsighted, fore-sighted, prescient. See FORESIGHT. 2. Of, relating to, or in the nature of an illusion; lacking reality: chimeric, chimerical, delusive, delusory, dreamlike, hallucinatory, illusive, illusory, phantasmagoric, phantasmal, phantasmic. See REAL. 3. Existing only in the imagination: chimeric, chimerical, conceptual, fanciful, fantastic, fantastical, imaginary, notional, unreal. See REAL. 4. Of or relating to the foretelling of events by or as if by supernatural means: augural, divimtory, fatidic, fatidical, mantic, oracular, prophetic, sibylline, vatic, vatical, vaticinal. See FORESIGHT. 5. Given to daydreams or reverie: dreamy, moony, woolgathering. See REAL. 6. Not compatible with reality: idealistic, quixotic, romantic, starry-eyed, unrealistic, Utopian. See HOPE, REAL. 7. Showing a tendency to envision things in perfect but unrealistic form: idealistic, Utopian. See HOPE, REAL. II noun A person inclined to be imaginative or idealistic but impractical: dreamer, idealist, Utopian. See ABILITY, HOPE.

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