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Synonyms for visionary
ˈvɪʒ əˌnɛr ivi·sion·a·ry

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. visionary

    That is fanciful which is dictated or suggested by fancy independently of more serious considerations; the fantastic is the fanciful with the added elements of whimsicalness and extravagance. The fanciful swings away from the real or the ordinary lightly and pleasantly, the fantastic extravagantly, the grotesque ridiculously. A fanciful arrangement of objects is commonly pleasing, a fantastic arrangement is striking, a grotesque arrangement is laughable. A fanciful theory or suggestion may be clearly recognized as such; a visionary scheme is erroneously supposed to have a basis in fact. Compare synonyms for DREAM; IDEA; IMAGINATION.

    chimerical, fanciful, fantastic, grotesque, imaginative

    accurate, calculable, calculated, commonplace, literal, ordinary, prosaic, real, reasonable, regular, sensible, solid, sound, sure, true

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. visionary

    fanciful, dreamy, chimerical, baseless, shadowy, imaginary, unreal, fabulous, romantic

    actual, real, truthful, sound, substantial, palpable, unromantic, sober, veritable

Princeton's WordNet

  1. visionarynoun

    a person given to fanciful speculations and enthusiasms with little regard for what is actually possible

    seer, illusionist


  2. visionary, illusionist, seeradjective

    a person with unusual powers of foresight

    illusionist, seer, oracle, prestidigitator, prophet, vaticinator, prophesier, conjurer, magician, conjuror


  3. airy, impractical, visionary, Laputan, windyadjective

    not practical or realizable; speculative

    "airy theories about socioeconomic improvement"; "visionary schemes for getting rich"

    verbose, wordy, blowy, aery, aeriform, windy, ethereal, airy, long-winded, tedious, impractical, aerial, breezy, aired


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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. visionaryadjective

    imaginative, romantic, given to reverie

  2. visionaryadjective

    unreal, fanciful, fancied, ideal, fantastic, imaginary, chimerical, illusory, shadowy, quixotic, utopian, wild

  3. visionarynoun

    dreamer, FANATIC, enthusiast, zealot, castle-builder

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. visionaryadjective

    dreamy, imaginative, romantic, fanciful, illusory, chimerical, utopian

  2. visionarynoun

    castle-builder, dreamer, illusionist

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How to use visionary in a sentence?

  1. Louis Leterrier:

    What I am now is his deputy, there is no one more beautifully imaginative, creatively poetic, hard-working, visionary than Lisa Henson. This man has changed the world... No creative force has had this impact on kids and adults the way Lisa Henson has had.

  2. Sharan Burrow:

    We know that if governments and industry aren't visionary enough to engage in a dialogue, to put the plan in place, to give people security, then we will see distress, fear and increasingly opposition among people around the world.

  3. Med Jones:

    Leadership excellence requires a balanced mix of paradoxes. Leaders need to be visionary yet practical, teachers yet learners, and believers yet open-minded.

  4. Lord Robert Baden-Powell:

    Girls should be brought up to be comrades and helpers, not to be dolls. They should take a real and not a visionary share in the welfare of the nation.

  5. Hubert Humphrey:

    To be realistic today is to be visionary. To be realistic is to be starry-eyed.

Translations for visionary

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  • حالمArabic
  • vizionářCzech
  • Idealist, ideal, hellseherisch, Fantast, Träumer, Träumerin, Visionärin, visionär, seherisch, unwirklichGerman
  • viziuloEsperanto
  • ilusorio, idealista, visionarioSpanish
  • utopistinen, näkemyksellinen, näkijä, haaveilija, visionäärinen, visionääri, kuvitteellinen, ilmestyksellinen, ihanteellinen, idealistinen, profeetallinenFinnish
  • prospectiviste, visionnaireFrench
  • taibhsearScottish Gaelic
  • काल्पनिकHindi
  • visionerIndonesian
  • ideale, illusorio, immaginario, lungimirante, visionario, chiaroveggente, veggenteItalian
  • 공상가Korean
  • idealistisch, helderziende, onwerkelijk, onverwezenlijkbaar, idealist, onrealistisch, dromer, ingebeeld, denkbeeldig, fantast, visionair, utopisch, fantastischDutch
  • vizionarRomanian
  • мечтатель, идеалистRussian
  • visionärSwedish
  • தொலைநோக்குTamil
  • vizyonerTurkish
  • بصیرتUrdu
  • jivisionan, visionan, hivisionanVolapük
  • 有遠見的Chinese

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