adverb ide·al·ly \ī-ˈdē-ə-lē, -ˈdē(-ə)l-lē\

: in an ideal way

—used to say what should happen or be done to produce the best results

Full Definition of IDEALLY

:  in idea or imagination :  mentally
:  in relation to an exemplar
a :  conformably to or in respect to an ideal :  perfectly
b :  for best results <ideally, the counselor should vary his techniques for each applicant — T. M. Martinez>
c :  in accordance with an ideal or typical standard :  classically

Examples of IDEALLY

  1. His skills made him ideally suited for the job.
  2. They were ideally suited to one another.
  3. The ski slope was situated ideally.

First Known Use of IDEALLY


Rhymes with IDEALLY


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