Synonyms of ideal in English:

ideal


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adjective

1‘it was ideal flying weather’

SYNONYMS

perfect, best possible, consummate, supreme, absolute, complete, copybook, flawless, faultless, without fault, exemplary, classic, archetypal, model, ultimate, quintessential

ANTONYMS

bad

2‘a unified European culture remained as an ideal concept that inspired future kings and emperors’

SYNONYMS

abstract, theoretical, conceptual, notional, intellectual, metaphysical, philosophical, academic

hypothetical, speculative, conjectural, conjectured, suppositional, putative

rare suppositious, suppositive, ideational

ANTONYMS

concrete

3‘the film-makers portray an ideal world’

SYNONYMS

unattainable, unachievable, impracticable, unworkable, unfeasible

unreal, fictitious, hypothetical, theoretical, ivory-towered, imaginary, idealized, utopian, romantic, quixotic, visionary, fanciful, fairy-tale

ANTONYMS

attainable, real


noun

1‘she endeavoured to be what she imagined was his ideal’

SYNONYMS

perfection, paragon, epitome, ne plus ultra, beau idéal, nonpareil, crème de la crème, the last word, the ultimate, a dream

informal one in a million, the tops, the best thing since sliced bread, the greatest thing since sliced bread, the bee's knees

archaic a nonesuch

2‘an ideal to aim at’

SYNONYMS

model, pattern, exemplar, example, paradigm, archetype, prototype, criterion, yardstick

3‘the service of others is the highest ideal’

SYNONYMS

principle, standard, rule of living, moral value, belief, conviction, persuasion

morals, morality, ethics, code of behaviour, code of honour, ideology, creed

integrity, uprightness, high-mindedness, righteousness, virtue, probity, rectitude, sense of honour, honour, decency, conscience, sense of duty, scruples