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Synonyms for ideal
aɪˈdi əl, aɪˈdilide·al

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Wiktionary

  1. idealnoun

    Antonyms:
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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. ideal

    An ideal is that which is conceived or taken as the highest type of excellence or ultimate object of attainment. The archetype is the primal form, actual or imaginary, according to which any existing thing is constructed; the prototype has or has had actual existence; in the derived sense, as in metrology, a prototype may not be the original form, but one having equal authority with that as a standard. An ideal may be primal, or may be slowly developed even from failures and by negations; an ideal is meant to be perfect, not merely the thing that has been attained or is to be attained, but the best conceivable thing that could by possibility be attained. The artist's ideal is his own mental image, of which his finished work is but an imperfect expression. The original is the first specimen, good or bad; the original of a master is superior to all copies. The standard may be below the ideal. The ideal is imaginary, and ordinarily unattainable; the standard is concrete, and ordinarily attainable, being a measure to which all else of its kind must conform; as, the standard of weights and measures, of corn, or of cotton. The idea of virtue is the mental concept or image of virtue in general; the ideal of virtue is the mental concept or image of virtue in its highest conceivable perfection. Compare EXAMPLE; IDEA.

    Synonyms:
    archetype, idea, model, original, pattern, prototype, standard

    Antonyms:
    accomplishment, achievement, act, action, attainment, development, doing, embodiment, execution, fact, incarnation, performance, practise, reality, realization

Princeton's WordNet

  1. idealnoun

    the idea of something that is perfect; something that one hopes to attain

    Synonyms:
    nonpareil, nonsuch, nonesuch, apotheosis, saint, paragon

    Antonyms:
    imperfect, concrete

  2. ideal, paragon, nonpareil, saint, apotheosis, nonesuch, nonsuchadjective

    model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal

    Synonyms:
    nonsuch, deification, saint, perfection, apotheosis, exaltation, holy man, idol, angel, nonpareil, paragon, nonesuch, holy person, beau ideal

    Antonyms:
    imperfect, concrete

  3. idealadjective

    conforming to an ultimate standard of perfection or excellence; embodying an ideal

    Synonyms:
    idealistic

    Antonyms:
    imperfect, concrete

  4. idealadjective

    constituting or existing only in the form of an idea or mental image or conception

    "a poem or essay may be typical of its period in idea or ideal content"

    Synonyms:
    idealistic

    Antonyms:
    imperfect, concrete

  5. ideal, idealisticadjective

    of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of the reality of ideas

    Synonyms:
    idealistic, rarified, noble-minded, elevated, lofty, exalted, sublime, rarefied, high-minded, high-flown, grand

    Antonyms:
    concrete, imperfect

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. idealadjective

    Synonyms:
    intellectual, mental

  2. idealadjective

    Synonyms:
    imaginary, unreal, fanciful, fantastic, fancied, illusory, chimerical, visionary, shadowy

  3. idealnoun

    Synonyms:
    imaginary standard, ideal model of perfection

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. idealadjective

    Synonyms:
    faultless, consummate, perfect

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How to use ideal in a sentence?

  1. Scott Pruitt:

    Do we know what the ideal surface temperature should be in the year 2100 or year 2018? it’s fairly arrogant for us to think we know exactly what it should be in 2100.

  2. Josh Greenstein:

    It's ideal timing, because there's not a lot of competition in the marketplace and you can really stand out with a slightly lower [ ad ] spend.

  3. Jamie Boswell:

    Very busy to rebook. Not ideal with a one-year-old.

  4. Paul Monzambe:

    For the fight against malnutrition, this is an ideal food, the crisis is such that we must think now of all possible approaches.

  5. Tim Huxley:

    These multi-purpose vessels can be fitted for a range of missions. They are ideal for Southeast Asian navies, which have small budgets but a range of needs.


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