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ideal

i·de·al

ideal

 
 
pronunciation:
aI dil
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an idea of something in its perfect form.
A community without violence is an ideal worth working for.
synonyms:
essence
similar words:
model, original, standard, type
definition 2: a belief or aim considered to be worthy of honor or respect.
My father had high ideals and expected me always to do the right thing.
similar words:
aim, aspiration, conviction, principle, standard
definition 3: something or someone that is seen as perfect.
The famous singer was her ideal.
synonyms:
example, hero, heroine, idol, model, pattern, standard
similar words:
inspiration, role model
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or having to do with being an ideal.
In an ideal school, both teachers and children would be eager to learn what interests them.
synonyms:
model
antonyms:
actual
similar words:
abstract, typical
definition 2: seen as a model of being perfect.
Mark believes teaching is the ideal job.
synonyms:
model, perfect, right
definition 3: seen or understood as the best of its kind or the best under certain conditions.
That is an ideal restaurant for a party.
synonyms:
perfect, precise, very
antonyms:
worst
similar words:
exact