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vi·sion·ar·y

 (vĭzh′ə-nĕr′ē)
adj.
1. Characterized by vision or foresight.
2.
a. Having the nature of fantasies or dreams; illusory.
b. Existing in imagination only; imaginary.
3.
a. Characterized by or given to apparitions, prophecies, or revelations.
b. Given to daydreams or reverie; dreamy.
4.
a. Not practicable or realizable; utopian: visionary schemes for getting rich.
b. Tending to envision things in perfect but unrealistic form; idealistic.
n. pl. vi·sion·ar·ies
1. One who is given to impractical or speculative ideas; a dreamer.
2. One who has visions; a seer.

vi′sion·ar′i·ness n.

visionary

(ˈvɪʒənərɪ)
adj
1. marked by vision or foresight: a visionary leader.
2. incapable of being realized or effected; unrealistic
3. (of people) characterized by idealistic or radical ideas, esp impractical ones
4. given to having visions
5. of, of the nature of, or seen in visions
n, pl -aries
a visionary person
ˈvisionariness n

vi•sion•ar•y

(ˈvɪʒ əˌnɛr i)

adj., n., pl. -ar•ies. adj.
1. given to or concerned with seeing visions.
2. belonging to or seen in a vision.
3. unreal; imaginary.
4. purely idealistic or speculative; impractical; not realizable: a visionary scheme.
5. given to or characterized by fanciful or impractical ideas or schemes.
6. of, pertaining to, or proper to a vision.
n.
7. a person of unusually keen foresight.
8. a person who sees visions.
9. a person who is given to highly speculative or impractical ideas or schemes; dreamer.
[1640–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.visionary - a person given to fanciful speculations and enthusiasms with little regard for what is actually possiblevisionary - a person given to fanciful speculations and enthusiasms with little regard for what is actually possible
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
idealist, dreamer - someone guided more by ideals than by practical considerations
2.visionary - a person with unusual powers of foresightvisionary - a person with unusual powers of foresight
intellectual, intellect - a person who uses the mind creatively
anticipant, anticipator - one who anticipates
diviner - someone who claims to discover hidden knowledge with the aid of supernatural powers
fantast, futurist - someone who predicts the future
forecaster, predictor, prognosticator, soothsayer - someone who makes predictions of the future (usually on the basis of special knowledge)
Adj.1.visionary - not practical or realizable; speculative; "airy theories about socioeconomic improvement"; "visionary schemes for getting rich"
utopian - characterized by or aspiring to impracticable perfection; "the dim utopian future"; "utopian idealists"; "recognized the utopian nature of his hopes"

visionary

noun
1. idealist, romantic, dreamer, daydreamer, utopian, enthusiast (archaic), theorist, zealot, Don Quixote Visionaries see the world not as it is but as it could be.
idealist cynic, realist, pragmatist, pessimist
2. prophet, diviner, mystic, seer, soothsayer, sibyl, scryer, spaewife (Scot.) shamans, mystics and religious visionaries
adjective
2. prophetic, mystical, divinatory, predictive, oracular, sibylline, mantic, vatic (rare), fatidic (rare) visionary experiences and contact with spirit beings
3. imaginary, fantastic, unreal, fanciful, ideal, idealized, illusory, imaginal (Psychoanal.), chimerical, delusory the visionary worlds created by fantasy writers
imaginary real, actual, mundane, unimaginary

visionary

adjective
1. Characterized by foresight:
2. Of, relating to, or in the nature of an illusion; lacking reality:
3. Existing only in the imagination:
4. Of or relating to the foretelling of events by or as if by supernatural means:
5. Given to daydreams or reverie:
6. Not compatible with reality:
7. Showing a tendency to envision things in perfect but unrealistic form:
noun
A person inclined to be imaginative or idealistic but impractical:
Translations

visionary

[ˈvɪʒənərɪ]
A. N
1. (= original thinker) → visionario/a m/f
2. (= dreamer) → soñador(a) m/f
B. ADJ
1. (= farsighted) [person, plan] → con visión de futuro, visionario
2. (= impractical) [idea, plan] → utópico, quimérico
3. (= idealistic) [person] → idealista
4. (= religious, supernatural) [experience] → sobrenatural

visionary

[ˈvɪʒənəri] nvisionnaire mf

visionary

adj
(= impractical)unrealistisch; (= of visions)vorhersehend, visionär (geh); (= unreal)eingebildet
(= with a vision) idea, book, writer, artistvisionär
nVisionär(in) m(f), → Seher(in) m(f) (geh); (pej)Fantast(in) m(f), → Phantast(in) m(f)

visionary

[ˈvɪʒnrɪ]
1. nvisionario/a
2. adjlungimirante; (dreamlike) → irreale
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