- pertaining to a possible state of affairs considered as highly desirable.
- pertaining to or of the nature of idealism.
Origin of ideal
Synonyms for ideal
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Besides, the picture displayed a girl not merely pretty but quasi-ideal, a face infinitely delicate, disdainful yet sad.The Perfume of Eros: A Fifth Avenue Incident
- of or relating to a highly desirable and possible state of affairs
- of or relating to idealism
early 15c., "pertaining to an archetype or model," from Late Latin idealis "existing in idea," from Latin idea in the Platonic sense (see idea). Sense of "perfect" first recorded 1610s.
"perfect person or thing," 1796, in a translation of Kant, from ideal (adj.).