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ideal

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ideal

Synonyms and Antonyms of ideal

1 someone of such unequaled perfection as to deserve imitation

  • sheʼs our ideal of the concerned, caring physician
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2 the most perfect type or example

  • the Taj Mahal in India is generally regarded as the ideal of Mogul architectural beauty
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3 something that one hopes or intends to accomplish

  • his ideal is to make enough money so that he can retire at 50
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name of the game

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Synonym Discussion of ideal

model, example, pattern, exemplar, ideal mean someone or something set before one for guidance or imitation. model applies to something taken or proposed as worthy of imitation.
    • a decor that is a model of good taste
example applies to a person to be imitated or in some contexts on no account to be imitated but to be regarded as a warning.
    • children tend to follow the example of their parents
pattern suggests a clear and detailed archetype or prototype.
    • American industry set a pattern for others to follow
exemplar suggests either a faultless example to be emulated or a perfect typification.
    • cited Joan of Arc as the exemplar of courage
ideal implies the best possible exemplification either in reality or in conception.
    • never found a job that matched his ideal


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