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 for idealist
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Idealist \I*de"al*ist\, n. [Cf. F. id['e]aliste.]
     1. One who idealizes; one who forms picturesque fancies; one
        given to romantic expectations.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. One who holds the doctrine of idealism, in any sense. In
        senses 4 and 5 of idealism, opposed to realist.
        [1913 Webster +PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: someone guided more by ideals than by practical
           considerations [syn: idealist, dreamer]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  39 Moby Thesaurus words for "idealist":
     Berkeleian, Don Quixote, Hegelian, Kantian, Neoplatonic,
     Neoplatonist, Neoplatonistic, Platonic, Platonist, Platonistic,
     Quixote, animist, animistic, daydreamer, dreamer,
     dreamer of dreams, enthusiast, escapist, idealistic, immaterialist,
     lotus-eater, panpsychist, panpsychistic, prophet, psychist,
     rhapsodist, romancer, romantic, romanticist, seer, solipsistic,
     spiritualist, spiritualistic, unrealistic, utopian, utopianist,
     utopianizer, visionary, wishful thinker

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