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.

25B6; noun

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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