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Ideal Noun Synonyms
acme, (standard of) perfection, nonpareil
The ideal can rarely be achieved, so you had better settle for reality.
model, paragon, standard, criterion, paradigm, exemplar, pattern, example, epitome
She regarded Florence Nightingale as her ideal.
perfect, excellent, supreme, consummate, complete, model, idyllic
This is an ideal home for a young couple.
conceptual, imagined, imaginary, unreal, visionary, idealistic, fictitious, Utopian, notional, mythical or mythic, fantasy, dream, romantic, chimeric(al), illusory, fanciful, fancied
In his ideal world there is no crime, so there is no need for police.
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Science / Chemistry / Ideal Gas: A gas whose pressure P, volume V, and temperature T are related by PV = nrt, where n is the number of moles of gas and R is the ideal gas law constant. Ideal gases have molecules with negligible size, MORE
Science / Chemistry / Ideal Solution: All molecules in an 'ideal solution' interact in exactly the same way; the solvent-solvent, solvent-solute, and solute-solute intermolecular forces are all equivalent. Ideal solutions obey Raoult's la MORE
Science / Psychiatry / Idealization: A mental mechanism in which the person attributes exaggeratedly positive qualities to the self or others. MORE
Entertainment / Literature / Agrarian Idealism: The conviction that farming is an especially virtuous occupation in comparison with trade, craftsmanship, manufacturing, or other means of commerce. Romans like Hesiod and Virgil, for instance, praise MORE
Entertainment / Literature / Ideal Reader: The imaginary audience who would, ideally, understand every phrase, word, and allusion in a literary work, and who would completely understand the literary experience an author presents, and then resp MORE