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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 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.
similar words:
aim, aspiration, conviction, principle, standard
definition 3: something or someone that embodies a standard.
The singer was her ideal.
synonyms:
beau ideal, example, hero, heroine, idol, model, pattern, prototype, standard
similar words:
classic, exemplar, inspiration, light, nonpareil, paragon, role model
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of, relating to, embodying, or conforming to an ideal.
synonyms:
model
antonyms:
actual
similar words:
abstract, hypothetical, theoretical, typical, utopian
definition 2: regarded as a model or standard of excellence or perfection.
the ideal job
synonyms:
model, perfect, right, ultimate
definition 3: regarded as the best of its kind or the best in the circumstances.
an ideal restaurant for a party
synonyms:
best, perfect, precise, very
antonyms:
worst
similar words:
exact, exemplary