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Synonyms for ideal
aɪˈdi əl, aɪˈdilide·al

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Wiktionary4.0 / 1 vote

  1. idealnoun

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English Synonyms and Antonyms4.0 / 1 vote

  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 WordNet5.0 / 1 vote

  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Words1.0 / 1 vote

  1. idealadjective

    Synonyms:
    faultless, consummate, perfect

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How to use ideal in a sentence?

  1. Robert Scheidt:

    I agree conditions are not ideal but I think they are not going to take something from the competition, we need to get the water a little bit cleaner but last year we did a test event and there was no big problem.

  2. Craig Morris:

    In an ideal world, tennis and pickleball have their own spaces.

  3. Daniel Howes:

    Ideal patients are those who are mentally intact, can go through the training and who ca n’t communicate by other means.

  4. Ursula Marchioni:

    With the fundamental outlook for oil not improving significantly, outflows are likely short-term investors taking money off the table after a nice recovery in oil prices since late March, oil ETPs are not ideal for longer-term bets due to roll costs eroding returns and the market has been in contango ever since the ETP flows began to pick up late last year.

  5. Brendan Doggett:

    I hate conflict. So I am of the opinion if we can all merge forward together that’s ideal, the way we’re going to do that is by starting conversations and talking about it and acknowledging the history of what’s happened.


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