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A person or thing representing the highest possible standard of excellence in a particular respect.‘as a war hero and budget-cutter, he strikes many observers as the beau idéal of electability’
utmost, optimum, last word, very limit, height, epitome, peak, pinnacle, acme, apex, apogee, zenith, culmination, perfection, nonpareil, extreme, extremityView synonyms
- ‘Successful double envelopment, every commander's beau idéal, can have no other outcome.’
- ‘He was the Beau Ideal of the Regular Army.’
French, literally ‘ideal beauty’.
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