- pertaining to a possible state of affairs considered as highly desirable.
- pertaining to or of the nature of idealism.
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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
Their obstreperous loyalty might seem inconsistent with this unideal character, but it is only seeming.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
But my own observation assures me that, on the whole, these unideal motives played a very small part.God and Mr. Wells|William Archer
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
Any work of art which represents or realizes a material object, is, in the primary sense of the term, unideal.Modern Painters Volume II (of V)|John Ruskin
The unideal attitude of her father and mother toward one another was one of her great sorrows.The Dull Miss Archinard|Anne Douglas Sedgwick
British Dictionary definitions for ideal
- of or relating to a highly desirable and possible state of affairs
- of or relating to idealism