What's the difference between idealistic and unpragmatic?
(a.) Of or pertaining to idealists or their theories.
(1) The young European idealist who helped Leon Brittan, the British EU commissioner, to negotiate Chinese entry to the World Trade Organisation, also found his Spanish lawyer wife in Brussels.
(2) Valls immediately attacked Hamon as an idealist who couldn’t win the presidential election and styled himself as the voice of the serious left in government.
(3) The Lewinsky affair did not leave him disillusioned and Engskov's eyes brighten as he recalls his time in Washington: "It was an idealistic time.
(4) Far from being disgusted with her physicality, Ruskin – a rigorous Christian and idealist – felt anxious and subconsciously betrayed by the realisation that his love for Effie was a one-sided affair.
(5) Yes, sounding on about the ethical dimension to public service can sound corny and implausible when you have ministers rubbishing the state and all its works, but you and the vast majority of your civil service colleagues are doing the job because you are idealists.
(6) We are brought up to emphasise ideology, to neglect psychology and to observe government as a series of clashes between big people with big ideas acting in ways that are by turns manipulative and idealistic but explicable.
(7) It’s idealistic, it’s the right thing to do even if it turns out to be utterly futile.
(8) Similarities between the notion of life style and concepts of cultural integration are noted, and the various uses of life style are categorized along an idealist-materialist continuum.
(9) It may however, serve as an example of how idealistic principles might be combined with realism derived directly from clinical practice, and may thus serve to inspire others along similar paths.
(10) With Veep , rather than striving young idealists, you have cowardly egomaniacs and bunglers who are involved in endless arse-covering exercises.
(11) Never work for an organisation without proper security measures I was young, idealistic, naive and working in an active conflict zone for a small local NGO.
(12) About suffering they were never wrong, The old Masters: how well they understood Its human position: how it takes place While someone else is eating or opening a window or just walking dully along But Swartz's death came like a thunderbolt in cyberspace, because this insanely talented, idealistic, complex, diminutive lad was a poster boy for everything that we value about the networked world.
(13) The search for a synthesis bridging the gap between materialist and idealist approaches in anthropological theory has been invigorated by recent efforts to develop a critical medical anthropology.
(14) DanceSafe's Messer, a veteran of the idealistic PLUR (peace, love, unity, respect) oriented rave underground of the 90s, complains that the dance festivals offer a "packaged, containerised experience ...
(15) Goldsmith is an idealist and comes from a family that doesn’t shift its convictions easily and which knows how to run campaigns.
(16) The Greens – young, highly educated, cosmopolitan liberal idealists – are more or less the polar opposite to Ukip’s ageing, socially conservative, nationalist electorate.
(17) Although self-immolation as social protest was widely publicized during the years surveyed, the authors note that these individuals all attempted suicide for personal and irrational rather than morally idealistic reasons.
(18) Rather, it is that they have increasingly used the language of rights to express their idealistic goals (or to conceal their strategic goals).
(19) Idealistic and metaphysical concepts of the structure-function relationships (morphological idealism, holism, physiological idealism, functionalism) are critisized, and historical premises of these concepts are characterized.
(20) The creative risk – such as it is – within the new series centres on the retelling of real events as they would have been covered by this idealistic newsroom.
(1) Many of them reject the celebration of events such as the 1944 Warsaw uprising, deeming it unpragmatic.