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model

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of model

  1. constituting, serving as, or worthy of being a pattern to be imitated why can't you be like your sister, who is such a well-behaved model child? Synonyms of model archetypal (also archetypical), classic, definitive, exemplary, imitable, paradigmatic, quintessential, textbook Words Related to model ideal, nonpareil, special, unique; absolute, flawless, impeccable, perfect; A-OK, A1, bang-up, banner, capital, choice, crackerjack, dandy, excellent, fabulous, fantastic, fine, first-class, first-rate, grand, great, groovy, jim-dandy, keen, marvelous (or marvellous), nifty, par excellence, prime, primo [slang], sensational, splendid, stellar, sterling, superb, superior, superlative, swell, terrific, tip-top, top, top-notch, unsurpassed, wizard [chiefly British], wonderful; exceptional, fancy, high-grade Near Antonyms of model bad, low-grade, poor, substandard, unsatisfactory; atrocious, execrable, vile, wretched; deficient, disappointing, failed, inadequate, inferior; average, normal, ordinary, representative, typical; mediocre, second-class, second-rate


model

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of model

  1. 1 an exact representation of something in greatly reduced size the dollhouse was a tiny, perfect model of the family's actual house Synonyms of model miniature Words Related to model carbon, carbon copy, clone, copy, dummy, dupe, duplicate, duplication, facsimile, imitation, mock, reduplication, replica, replication, reproduction; dwarf, midget, mini, pocket edition, pygmy (also pigmy) Near Antonyms of model archetype, original, prototype; blowup, enlargement

  2. 2 a person who poses with or wears merchandise (as clothes) often for pictorial advertising the most famous models can earn thousands of dollars an hour Synonyms of model manikin (also mannikin), mannequin Words Related to model figure, form; doll, dummy; spokesmodel, supermodel

  3. 3 someone of such unequaled perfection as to deserve imitation she's the very model of the dedicated teacher Synonyms of model beau ideal, classic, eidolon, exemplar, idea, ideal, nonesuch, nonpareil, paragon, patron saintWords Related to model role model; embodiment, epitome, incarnation, manifestation, personification, phantom, pink; archetype, example, mirror, paradigm, pattern; guideline, principle, rule; gauge (also gage), standard, touchstone; essence, quintessence; acme, apex, apotheosis, culmination, peak, pinnacle, summit, zenith

Synonym Discussion of model

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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