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ideal

i·de·al

ideal

 
 
pronunciation:
aI dil
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an idea of something in its perfect form or essence.
A society without violence is an ideal worth working for.
synonyms:
archetype, epitome, essence, pattern
similar words:
abstraction, beau ideal, criterion, model, original, paradigm, standard, type
definition 2: a principle or aim considered honorable; standard of excellence.
He has high ideals and always tries to act with integrity.
similar words:
aim, aspiration, conviction, principle, standard
definition 3: something or someone that embodies a standard.
Her body type is considered the ideal for a dancer.
synonyms:
beau ideal, example, hero, heroine, idol, model, pattern, prototype, standard
similar words:
classic, exemplar, inspiration, light, nonpareil, paragon, role model
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of, relating to, embodying, or conforming to an ideal.
They hoped to create an ideal community in which every member could find happiness.
synonyms:
model
antonyms:
actual
similar words:
abstract, hypothetical, theoretical, typical, utopian
definition 2: regarded as a model or standard of excellence or perfection.
They consider the ideal employee to be one who follows instructions without questioning.
synonyms:
model, perfect, right, ultimate
definition 3: regarded as the best of its kind or the best in the circumstances.
The restaurant is in an ideal location next to the new theater.He picked the ideal moment to propose to his girlfriend.
synonyms:
best, perfect, precise, very
antonyms:
worst
similar words:
exact, exemplary
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