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ideality

[ ahy-dee-al-i-tee ]

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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Word History and Origins

Origin of ideality1

First recorded in 1695–1705; ideal + -ity

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Example Sentences

Whoever looked on the forehead of the good Doctor must have seen the squareness of ideality giving marked effect to its outline.

Exactingsness is untrained ideality, and much domestic misery is caused by it.

The weak eyes and chest, the grave and gentle demeanour, the whole ideality of character correspond.

The representation may be of identity, causality, or ideality.

That of ideality is necessarily derived from that of causality.

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