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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
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Related Words for ideality

outlook, conception, fantasy, insight, idea, understanding, foresight, imagination, ideal, perspective, aspect, dream, view, thought, artistry, imagery, ingenuity, intelligence, image, fancy

Examples from the Web for ideality

Historical Examples of ideality

  • 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