Synonyms of ideal


1. ideal, idea, thought

usage: the idea of something that is perfect; something that one hopes to attain

2. ideal, paragon, nonpareil, saint, apotheosis, nonesuch, nonsuch, model, role model

usage: model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal


1. ideal, perfect (vs. imperfect)

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

2. ideal, abstract (vs. concrete)

usage: 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"

3. ideal, idealistic

usage: of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of the reality of ideas

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Definition and meaning of ideal (Dictionary)