Meaning of IDEAL in English

IDEAL

I. adjective

1.

Synonyms: abstract 1, hypothetical, theoretical, transcendent, transcendental

Antonyms: actual

2.

Synonyms: conceptual , ideational, notional

3.

constituting a standard (as of perfection or excellence)

the ideal man of letters

Synonyms: flawless, indefectible, model

Related Word: archetypal, archetypical, prototypal, prototypical

Contrasted words: average, normal, representative, typical

4.

Synonyms: perfect 3, model, very

5.

Synonyms: typical 1, classic, classical, exemplary, model, paradigmatic, prototypal, prototypical, quintessential, representative

II. noun

1.

Synonyms: model 2, archetype, beau ideal, ensample, example, exemplar, mirror, paradigm, pattern, standard

2.

Synonyms: paragon , jewel, nonesuch, nonpareil, phoenix

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