visionary Definition

  • 1thinking about or planning the future with imagination or wisdom
  • 2having original ideas and plans about what the future will or could be like

Using visionary: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "visionary" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    Steve Jobs was a visionary leader who transformed the tech industry.

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    The company's visionary approach to sustainability has won them many awards.

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    She had a visionary idea for a new type of renewable energy.

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    The artist's work was praised for its visionary quality.

visionary Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with visionary

  • the act of imagining or planning for the future with creativity and originality


    Her visionary thinking helped the company stay ahead of the competition.

  • a person who has a clear and imaginative idea of how things could be different and inspires others to follow their vision


    Martin Luther King Jr. was a visionary leader who fought for civil rights and equality.

  • artistic works that are created with a focus on imagination, fantasy, and the supernatural


    The museum featured an exhibit of visionary art from around the world.

Origins of visionary

from Latin 'visio', meaning 'a seeing'


Summary: visionary in Brief

The term 'visionary' [ˈvɪʒənəri] describes someone who thinks about or plans for the future with imagination and wisdom, often with original ideas and plans. It can refer to people like Steve Jobs or Martin Luther King Jr., who inspire others to follow their vision, or to artistic works that focus on imagination and fantasy. Synonyms include 'imaginative,' 'creative,' 'inventive,' and 'innovative.'

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