- pertaining to a possible state of affairs considered as highly desirable.
- pertaining to or of the nature of idealism.
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How to use ideal in a sentence
It is not ideal that the fate of the presidency would come down to the good faith of Republican senators, but it nonetheless may.Just because an attempt to steal an election is ludicrous and ham-handed doesn’t mean it can’t work|Philip Bump|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
It’s a glowing tribute to Lewis’s resolve and hopeful ideals.
While she is interested in a relationship, dating during a pandemic is not ideal.Date Lab: It didn’t ‘take much to get us to start talking’|Prachi Gupta|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
In ideal circumstances, this air filtration system should work very well.How risky is air travel in the pandemic? Here’s what the science says.|Brian Resnick|November 12, 2020|Vox
In some ideal future, people could—perhaps—climb into a hyperloop pod and travel quickly over a long distance.The first hyperloop passengers just took a short but important ride|Rob Verger|November 11, 2020|Popular-Science
I do not think such pictures as abound in Rome could have been painted where the women were common-place and unideal.
Their obstreperous loyalty might seem inconsistent with this unideal character, but it is only seeming.
All around were unideal surroundings, and the people came and went.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)|Elbert Hubbard
But my own observation assures me that, on the whole, these unideal motives played a very small part.God and Mr. Wells|William Archer
Hes a trifle unideal, mother; a bit different, you must admit, Nancy laughed.
British Dictionary definitions for ideal
- of or relating to a highly desirable and possible state of affairs
- of or relating to idealism