Meaning of IDEAL in English
n. 25B6; adjective
ideal flying weather : PERFECT, best possible, consummate, supreme, flawless, faultless, exemplary, classic, model, ultimate, quintessential.
an ideal concept : ABSTRACT, theoretical, conceptual, notional; hypothetical, speculative, conjectural, suppositional.
an ideal world : UNATTAINABLE, unachievable, impracticable; unreal, fictitious, hypothetical, theoretical, ivory-towered, imaginary, idealized, Utopian, fairy-tale.
bad, concrete, real.
she tried to be his ideal : PERFECTION, paragon, epitome, ne plus ultra, nonpareil, dream; informal one in a million, the tops, the bee's knees.
an ideal to aim at : MODEL, pattern, exemplar, example, paradigm, archetype; yardstick.
liberal ideals : PRINCIPLE, standard, value, belief, conviction, persuasion; ( ideals ) morals, morality, ethics, ideology, creed.
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