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  Definition of ideal
  1. the idea of something that is perfect; something that one hopes to attain
  2. model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal
  3. 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"
  4. conforming to an ultimate standard of perfection or excellence; embodying an ideal
  5. of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of the reality of ideas
Similar Words: paragon, nonpareil, saint, apotheosis, nonesuch, nonsuch, idealistic

 

Hyponyms: value, paragon, idol, perfection, beau ideal, criterion, standard, exemplar, example, model, good example, ego ideal, jimdandy, jimhickey, crackerjack, class act, humdinger

 

Pertainyms: idealism

 

Derivational Morphology: idealize, idealise, apotheosize, apotheosise, apotheose, purify, purge, sanctify

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 理想   Dutch: ideaal  
Esperanto: ideala   French: idéal  
German: Ideal   Hungarian: eszmény  
Indonesian: ideal   Interlingua: ideal  
Italian: ideale   Japanese: 理想  
Korean: 이상   Polish: ideał  
Russian: идеал   Spanish: ideal  
Swedish: ideal   Ukrainian: iдеал  
 
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