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visionary

vi·sion·ar·y

visionary

 
 
pronunciation:
vI zh neIr i
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: characterized by whimsical notions or impractical plans.
synonyms:
impractical, unrealistic, unworkable, whimsical
antonyms:
pragmatic
similar words:
fanciful, fantastic, impracticable, quixotic, romantic, starry-eyed, unfeasible
definition 2: given to having visions or dreams.
similar words:
dreamy, imaginative, prophetic
definition 3: imaginary.
synonyms:
imaginary, unreal
similar words:
airy, chimerical, delusive, fancied, fanciful, fantastic, illusory, phantom
definition 4: idealistic; utopian.
synonyms:
idealistic, quixotic, utopian
similar words:
optimistic, romantic, starry-eyed
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part of speech: noun
inflections: visionaries
definition 1: one who sees visions.
synonyms:
prophet, seer
similar words:
augur, mystic, oracle, sibyl, soothsayer
definition 2: a person who is given to whimsical notions or impractical plans.
synonyms:
dreamer
antonyms:
pragmatist
similar words:
idealist, romantic, wishful thinker
definition 3: a person with a unique capability to predict what will become important in the future.
A truly great inventor, such as Henry Ford, is not simply an inventor, but a visionary.
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