idealism

noun
     
Related topics: Philosophy
i‧deal‧is‧m [uncountable]
1 the belief that you should live your life according to high standards and principles, even when they are very difficult to achieve [↪ realism]:
the idealism of the younger generation
religious idealism
2 technicalRPA a way of using art or literature to show the world as a perfect place, even though it is not [↪ realism, naturalism]

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