- (Roget's IV)
1. [Devotion to high principles]Syn. perfectionism, high-mindedness, aspiration, sense of duty, humanitarianism, meliorism, utopianism, Romanticism, quixotism, knight-errantry, impracticality, idealization, principle, virtue, conscience, philosophy.2. [The conception of the universe as idea]Syn. Platonism, metaphysical idealism, epistemological idealism, metaphysics, immaterialism, immateriality, subjective idealism, Hegelianism, Transcendentalism, Fichteism.
English dictionary for students. 2013.