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1‘a visionary leader’
inspired, imaginative, creative, inventive, insightful, ingenious, enterprising, innovative, perceptive, intuitive, far-sighted, prescient, discerning, penetrating, sharp, shrewd, wise, clever, talented, gifted, resourceful
idealistic, idealized, utopian, romantic, quixotic, impractical, unrealistic, unworkable, unfeasible, out of touch with reality, fairy-tale, fanciful, dreamy, ivory-towered, theoretical, hypothetical
informal starry-eyed, head-in-the-clouds
1‘a contemporary visionary pictured him in hell’
seer, mystic, oracle, prophet, prophetess, soothsayer, sibyl, augur, diviner, prognosticator, clairvoyant, psychic, crystal gazer
Scottish spaeman, spaewife
rare oracler, vaticinator
2‘he was too much of a visionary to run a business effectively’
dreamer, daydreamer, idealist, romantic, romanticist, fantasist, theorist, utopian
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