HyperDic: ideal

English > 5 senses of the word ideal:
NOUNcognitionidealthe idea of something that is perfect
person ideal, paragon, nonpareil, saint, apotheosis, nonesuch, nonsuchmodel of excellence or perfection of a kind
ADJECTIVEallidealconforming to an ultimate standard of perfection or excellence
allidealconstituting or existing only in the form of an idea or mental image or conception
pertideal, idealisticof or relating to the philosophical doctrine of the reality of ideas
ideal > pronunciation
Soundsaydiy'l
Rhymesabele ... zeal: 65 rhymes with iyl...
English > ideal: 5 senses > adjective 1
Meaningconforming to an ultimate standard of perfection or excellence; embodying an ideal.
Broaderperfectcomplete of its kind and without defect / defect / defect / defect or blemish
Spanishideal
Catalanideal
Nounsidealitythe quality of being ideal
Adverbsideallyin an ideal manner
English > ideal: 5 senses > adjective 2
Meaningconstituting or existing only in the form of an idea or mental image or conception.
Example"a poem or essay may be typical of its period in idea or ideal content"
BroaderabstractExisting only in the mind
Spanishideal
Catalanideal
Nounsideathe content of cognition
idealitythe quality of being ideal
English > ideal: 5 senses > adjective 3, pert
MeaningOf or relating to the philosophical doctrine of the reality of ideas.
Synonymidealistic
Spanishideal, idealista
Catalanideal
Nounsidealism(philosophy) the philosophical theory that ideas are the only reality
English > ideal: 5 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningThe idea of something that is perfect; something that one hopes to attain.
Narrowercriterion, standardThe ideal in terms of which something can be judged
ego ideal(psychoanalysis) the part of the ego that contains an ideal of personal excellence toward which a person strives
exemplar, example, model, good exampleSomething to be imitated
paragon, idol, perfection, beau idealAn ideal instance
valueAn ideal accepted by some individual or group
Broaderidea, thoughtThe content of cognition
Spanishideal
Catalanideal
Verbsidealize, idealiseconsider or render as ideal
idealize, idealiseform ideals
English > ideal: 5 senses > noun 2, person
Meaningmodel of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal.
Synonymsparagon, nonpareil, saint, apotheosis, nonesuch, nonsuch
Narrowerclass actsomeone who shows impressive and stylish excellence
humdingersomeone of remarkable excellence
jimdandy, jimhickey, crackerjacksomeone excellent of their kind
Broadermodel, role modelsomeone worthy of imitation
Spanishdechado, modelo
Catalanmodel

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