Visionary vs Prophet - What's the difference?

visionary | prophet |

As nouns the difference between visionary and prophet

is that visionary is someone who has visions; a seer while prophet is someone who speaks by divine inspiration.

As a adjective visionary

is having vision or foresight.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




(en adjective)
  • having vision or foresight
  • * Alexander Pope
  • Or lull to rest the visionary maid.
  • imaginary or illusory
  • prophetic or revelatory
  • * Thomson
  • The visionary hour / When musing midnight reigns.
  • idealistic or utopian
  • a visionary scheme or project
    (Jonathan Swift)


  • someone who has visions; a seer
  • an impractical dreamer
  • someone who has positive ideas about the future
  • prophet



    (en noun)
  • Someone who speaks by divine inspiration.
  • Muslims believe that Muhammad was the final prophet sent to mankind.
  • Someone who predicts the future; a soothsayer.
  • Derived terms

    * prophecy * prophesise, prophesize nonstandard * prophesy * prophetess