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Synonyms for ideal
aɪˈdi əl, aɪˈdil

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ideal(noun)

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

    keen, piercing, edged, stabbing, knifelike, raw, stinging, cutting, lancinate, lancinating, bleak

    dull, unbordered, kind

  2. ideal, paragon, nonpareil, saint, apotheosis, nonesuch, nonsuch(noun)

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

    organic, nonsynthetic, structured, integrated

  3. ideal(adj)

    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"

    askant, asquint, squint, squint-eyed, sidelong, askance


  4. ideal(adj)

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

    acrobatics, aerobatics, tumbling, stunting, stunt flying

  5. ideal, idealistic(adj)

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


  1. ideal(noun)


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.

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

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

Editors Contribution

  1. customized

    made for u with a new idea

    our company has the products which are ideal for you...

    Submitted by rinat on August 7, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ideal(a.)

    intellectual, mental

  2. ideal(a.)

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

  3. ideal(n.)

    imaginary standard, ideal model of perfection

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. ideal(a)

    faultless, consummate, perfect

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  1. Dustin Johnston:

    Collectors immediately fell in love with it, the placement of the 'Del Monte Ecuador' banana sticker is ideal because it covers part of the printing details and is overlaid by part of the Treasury Seal and the bill's serial number.

  2. Stef Bokhorst:

    Just as the penguin and seal colonies enrich the soil for native plants, its also possible that they are making it ideal for invasive species as well, which could be hardier and provide shelter for predatory insects like spiders and beetles, right now, the system is too unproductive to support any mammals like rats and mice.

  3. Cheng Rong-fong:

    The ideal plan is to realize the proposal within this year if we can gain support from the local government.

  4. George Sand:

    Art is not a study of positive reality, it is the seeking for ideal truth.

  5. Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil:

    What a time experiences as evil, is usually an untimely echo of what was formerly experienced as good--the atavism of a more ancient ideal.

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