magical thinker - definition and synonyms

noun
  1.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    someone who believes that their actions have an effect on the world that isn't actually possible

    No one thinksefficiency savings” of £22bn will be found to bridge the funding gap. No one, that is, except the magical thinkers sitting round the cabinet table.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 06/11/2015