Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun visionary

2 senses of visionary

Sense 1
visionary -- (a person given to fanciful speculations and enthusiasms with little regard for what is actually possible)
       => person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul -- (a human being; "there was too much for one person to do")

Sense 2
visionary, illusionist, seer -- (a person with unusual powers of foresight)
       => intellectual, intellect -- (a person who uses the mind creatively)

Antonyms of adj visionary

1 sense of visionary

Sense 1
airy, impractical, visionary, Laputan, windy -- (not practical or realizable; speculative; "airy theories about socioeconomic improvement"; "visionary schemes for getting rich")

INDIRECT (VIA utopian) -> dystopian -- (as bad as can be; characterized by human misery; "AIDS is one of the dystopian harbingers of the global villages"- Susan Sontag)

Similarity of adj visionary

1 sense of visionary

Sense 1
airy, impractical, visionary, Laputan, windy -- (not practical or realizable; speculative; "airy theories about socioeconomic improvement"; "visionary schemes for getting rich")
       => utopian (vs. dystopian) -- (characterized by or aspiring to impracticable perfection; "the dim utopian future"; "utopian idealists"; "recognized the utopian nature of his hopes")

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