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Synonyms for ideal

Synonyms for ideal

one that is worthy of imitation or duplication

a fervent hope, wish, or goal

conforming to an ultimate form of perfection or excellence

existing only in concept and not in reality

Synonyms for ideal

conforming to an ultimate standard of perfection or excellence

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constituting or existing only in the form of an idea or mental image or conception

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of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of the reality of ideas

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We are exiles, except of course for the ideals, the kindred spirit, the friendships of old standing we have in France.
Hence for Aristotle as for Plato, the natural state or the state as such is the ideal state, and the ideal state is the starting-point of political inquiry.
The ideal," he admits, [32] "poisons for me all imperfect possession"; and again, "The Buddhist tendency in me blunts the faculty of free self-government, and weakens the power of action.
That the fine things of life--art, music and literature--had thriven upon such enervating ideals he strenuously denied, insisting, rather, that they had endured in spite of civilization.
He said we were never to write a word for a low or unworthy motive, but always to cling to the very highest ideals.
There is more behind this than a mere university ideal.
And when a hazy conception of this ideal was attained, it was only by a further effort that the question of the teachableness of virtue could be resolved.
To the beauty of Spenser's imagination, ideal and sensuous, corresponds his magnificent command of rhythm and of sound.
There is no statue like this living man, with his infinite advantage over all ideal sculpture, of perpetual variety.
I left the conservatory, and, at the same time, the rose and my ideal.
For instance, the ideal of the Superman is put forth quite clearly in all his writings during the years
They had lived just the life that to Levin seemed the ideal of perfection, and that he had dreamed of beginning with his wife, his family.
Almost unconsciously his mind began to build up an image of the ideal girl, the girl he would have liked Claire to be, the girl who would conform to all that he demanded of woman.
Posterity is the world to come, the world for whom we hold our ideals, from whom we have borrowed our planet, and to whom we bear sacred responsibilities.
The Boeotians, people of the class of which Hesiod represents himself to be the type, were essentially unromantic; their daily needs marked the general limit of their ideals, and, as a class, they cared little for works of fancy, for pathos, or for fine thought as such.