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Visionary vs. Realist

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Visionaryadjective

having vision or foresight

Realistnoun

(philosophy) An advocate of realism; one who believes that matter, objects etc. have real existence beyond our perception of them.

Visionaryadjective

imaginary or illusory

Realistnoun

One who believes in seeing things the way they really are, as opposed to how they would like them to be.

Visionaryadjective

prophetic or revelatory

Realistnoun

An adherent of the realism movement; an artist who seeks to portray real everyday life accurately.

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Visionaryadjective

idealistic or utopian

‘a visionary scheme or project’;

Realistnoun

One who believes in realism; esp., one who maintains that generals, or the terms used to denote the genera and species of things, represent real existences, and are not mere names, as maintained by the nominalists.

Visionarynoun

someone who has visions; a seer

Realistnoun

An artist or writer who aims at realism in his work. See Realism, 2.

Visionarynoun

an impractical dreamer

Realistnoun

a person who avoids unrealistic or impractical beliefs or efforts. Contrasted to idealist or visionary.

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Visionarynoun

someone who has positive ideas about the future

Realistnoun

a philosopher who believes that universals are real and exist independently of anyone thinking of them

Visionaryadjective

Of or pertaining to a visions or visions; characterized by, appropriate to, or favorable for, visions.

‘The visionary hourWhen musing midnight reigns.’;

Realistnoun

a person who accepts the world as it literally is and deals with it accordingly

Visionaryadjective

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.

‘Or lull to rest the visionary maid.’;

Realistnoun

a painter who represents the world realistically and not in an idealized or romantic style

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Visionaryadjective

Existing in imagination only; not real; fanciful; imaginary; having no solid foundation; as, visionary prospect; a visionary scheme or project.

Visionarynoun

One whose imagination is disturbed; one who sees visions or phantoms.

Visionarynoun

One whose imagination overpowers his reason and controls his judgment; an unpractical schemer; one who builds castles in the air; a daydreamer.

Visionarynoun

a person given to fanciful speculations and enthusiasms with little regard for what is actually possible

Visionarynoun

a person with unusual powers of foresight

Visionaryadjective

not practical or realizable; speculative;

‘airy theories about socioeconomic improvement’; ‘visionary schemes for getting rich’;

Visionary

Defined broadly, a visionary is one who can envision the future. For some groups this can involve the supernatural.

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