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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

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

    Antonyms:
    imperfect, concrete

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

    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. ideal(adj)

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

    Synonyms:
    idealistic

    Antonyms:
    imperfect, concrete

  4. 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"

    Synonyms:
    idealistic

    Antonyms:
    imperfect, concrete

  5. ideal, idealistic(adj)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. ideal(noun)

    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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. ideal

    Synonyms:
    mental, notional, conceptional, intellectual, creative, spiritual, poetical, supposititious, fictitious, unreal, imaginary, chimerical, fanciful, imaginative

    Antonyms:
    physical, visible, material, tangible, historical, real, actual, palpable, substantial

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ideal(a.)

    Synonyms:
    intellectual, mental

  2. ideal(a.)

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

  3. ideal(n.)

    Synonyms:
    imaginary standard, ideal model of perfection

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. ideal(a)

    Synonyms:
    faultless, consummate, perfect

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How to use ideal in a sentence?

  1. Gertrude Stein:

    I simply contend that the middle-class ideal which demands that people be affectionate, respectable, honest and content, that they avoid excitements and cultivate serenity is the ideal that appeals to me, it is in short the ideal of affectionate family life, of honorable business methods.

  2. William Barr:

    In any age, the so-called progressives treat politics as their religion. Their holy mission is to use the coercive power of the State to remake man and society in their own image, according to an abstract ideal of perfection. Whatever means they use are therefore justified because, by definition, they are a virtuous people pursing a deific end. They are willing to use any means necessary to gain momentary advantage in achieving their end, regardless of collateral consequences and the systemic implications. They never ask whether the actions they take could be justified as a general rule of conduct, equally applicable to all sides.

  3. Del Pino:

    We are evaluating that (blending oil) to (perhaps) repeat it, maybe we are going to repeat it, but with a different type of oil. Maybe we can find a better blend. The ideal blend is the one that best serves the market.

  4. Claude M. Bristol:

    The person with a fixed goal, a clear picture of his desire, or an ideal always before him, causes it, through repetition, to be buried deeply in his subconscious mind and is thus enabled, thanks to its generative and sustaining power, to realize his goal in a minimum of time and with a minimum of physical effort. Just pursue the thought unceasingly. Step by step you will achieve realization, for all your faculties and powers become directed to that end.

  5. Paul Graham:

    An ideal world is left as an exercise to the reader.


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