Idealism and Sadness


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Idealism noun – Elevated ideals or conduct; the quality of believing that ideals should be pursued.
Sadness is an antonym for idealism in topics: optimism, state of having positive beliefs.
Nearby Words: ideal, idealistic, idealize, idealized, idealise
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Sadness noun – A state or spell of low spirits.
Idealism is an antonym for sadness.
Nearby Words: sad, sadly
Antonyms for Sadness
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How words are described

initial initial idealism initial sadness
true true idealism true sadness
sheer sheer idealism sheer sadness
extreme extreme idealism extreme sadness
Other adjectives: beautiful, supposed, inherent, overwhelming.

Both words in one sentence

  • Deafheaven's album Sunbather is described as a Concept Album that "deals with the profound sadness found in the quest for one's personal perfection... serving as an artistic lucid dream of warmth despite the stinging pain of life's cruel idealism".
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Sadness and Idealism. (2016). Retrieved 2021, August 05, from
Idealism & Sadness. N.p., 2016. Web. 05 Aug. 2021. <>.
Sadness or Idealism. 2016. Accessed August 05, 2021.

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