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ideality

[ahy-dee-al-i-tee]
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noun, plural i·de·al·i·ties.
  1. ideal quality or character.
  2. capacity to idealize.
  3. Philosophy. existence only in idea and not in reality.
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Origin of ideality

First recorded in 1695–1705; ideal + -ity
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for ideality

Historical Examples

  • Let us next observe the conditions of ideality in vegetables.

    Modern Painters Volume II (of V)

    John Ruskin

  • Winckelmann called it back to simplicity, to self-restraint, to ideality.

  • Behind and above there was no loftiness of ideality or of veneration.

    The Bishop of Cottontown

    John Trotwood Moore

  • There is nothing in man omitted from the uplift of Ideality.

  • But I hope you will not be led into investing the ideality with too much of the semblance of reality.

    Gryll Grange

    Thomas Love Peacock