blue-sky


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blue-sky

(blo͞o′skī′)
adj.
1.
a. Not limited by conventional notions of what is practical or feasible; imaginative or visionary: "Proponents of blue-sky thinking often cite the Wright brothers as validation" (David Colman).
b. Unrealistic or impractical: "[The author] shows what is testable physics, what is philosophy's domain, and what is blue-sky nonsense" (Ann Finkbeiner).
2. or blue-skied (-skīd′) Having a cloudless sky; clear: a blue-sky day.
intr.v. blue-skied, blue-sky·ing, blue-skies
To hold or express unrealistic or impractical views, especially in estimating something.

blue-sky

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blue-skies

n
(modifier) of or denoting theoretical research without regard to any future application of its result: a blue-sky project.
vb, -skies, -skying or -skied
to theorize (about something that may not lead to any practical application)

blue′-sky′



adj.
fanciful; impractical: blue-sky ideas.
[1890–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.blue-sky - without immediate commercial value; "the company cannot afford to do blue-sky research"
noncommercial - not connected with or engaged in commercial enterprises
Translations

blue-sky

[ˈbluːskaɪ] ADJ [project, research] → sin límites
we need to do some blue-sky thinkingtenemos que ponernos a pensar sin ningún tipo de límite
blue-sky laws (US) → legislación f para regular la emisión y venta de valores