noun, plural beaus ideal, beaux ideal for 1; beau ideals for 2.
a conception of perfect beauty.
a model of excellence.
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Origin of beau ideal
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noun plural beaux idéals (boz ideal)
perfect beauty or excellence
Word Origin for beau idéal
literally: ideal beauty
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