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Adjective
Being the most suitable
“Voile is a soft and thin fabric that is ideal for making lightweight dresses and shirts.”
Adjective
Of, involving, or existing only as a fanciful idea
“Your ideal image of the perfect partner may not exist in reality.”
Adjective
Representing an abstract or hypothetical optimum
“In an ideal concept of a free market, determining ethics and morality must be examined through philosophical paradigms.”
Noun
A model by which others are compared and aspire to
“Many consider the nuclear family to be an ideal that households should strive for.”
Noun
The most perfect type or example
“These ads are trying to tell me what the ideal in terms of body shape should be.”
Noun
A standard or principle to be aimed at
“Members must be able to practically identify themselves with the ideal of the organization.”
Noun
Something that one hopes or intends to accomplish
“His mainstay is his craft, his desire is for work and his ideal is to bring his work to an end.”
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