ideal

The word “ideal” has 2 syllables: i-deal.

It's pronounced as /aɪˈdiːəl/.


What is synonym and antonym for ideal?

In the thesaurus, “ideal” has 42 synonyms and 28 antonyms.

Here are synonyms and antonyms for ideal along with examples of usage in sentences.


Synonyms for ideal

  • abstract
  • aim
  • apotheosis
  • beau ideal
  • classic
  • conceptual
  • dream
  • epitome
  • example
  • excellent
  • exemplar
  • fantasied
  • fantastical
  • fictional
  • fictitious
  • fitting
  • flawless
  • goal
  • idea
  • imaginary
  • incarnation
  • intent
  • intention
  • manifestation
  • metaphysical
  • model
  • mythic
  • mythical
  • object
  • objective
  • optimal
  • perfect
  • perfection
  • plan
  • purpose
  • quintessential
  • standard
  • theoretic
  • theoretical
  • thing
  • unattainable
  • unreal

Antonyms for ideal

  • actual
  • amiss
  • appreciable
  • bad
  • concrete
  • defective
  • deficient
  • existent
  • existing
  • faulty
  • flawed
  • genuine
  • imperfect
  • inadequate
  • incomplete
  • insufficient
  • material
  • means
  • method
  • physical
  • real
  • sensible
  • substantial
  • tangible
  • true
  • visible
  • wanting
  • way

Meanings of ideal

  • noun
    1. A perfect standard of beauty, intellect etc., or a standard of excellence to aim at.
    2. A subring closed under multiplication by its containing ring.
    3. (lattice theory) A non-empty lower set (of a partially ordered set) which is closed under binary suprema (a.k.a. joins).
    4. A collection of sets, considered small or negligible, such that every subset of each member and the union of any two members are also members of the collection.
    5. (Lie theory) A Lie subalgebra (subspace that is closed under the Lie bracket) 𝖍 of a given Lie algebra 𝖌 such that the Lie bracket [𝖌,𝖍] is a subset of 𝖍.
  • adjective
    1. Optimal; being the best possibility.
    2. Perfect, flawless, having no defects.
    3. Pertaining to ideas, or to a given idea.
    4. Existing only in the mind; conceptual, imaginary.
    5. Teaching or relating to the doctrine of idealism.
    6. Not actually present, but considered as present when limits at infinity are included.

Example Sentences

  • The vacation spot was his ideal destination with beautiful beaches and lush landscapes.
  • In a perfect world, the situation would align with the ideal scenario.
  • The project aimed to achieve the ideal balance between efficiency and creativity.
  • Her ideal solution involved collaboration and open communication.
  • When shopping for a new home, they had a clear vision of their ideal living space.

On this page you'll find 70 synonyms, antonyms, or another words to ideal, such as: abstract, actual, aim, amiss, apotheosis, appreciable, bad.

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  • arbitrary
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  • exact
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  • ideal
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daydreamer

  • astronomer
  • dreamer
  • idealist
  • optimist
  • prophet
  • romantic
  • seer
  • sentimentalist
  • theorist
  • zealot

daydreamers

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daydreamlike

  • chimeric
  • chimerical
  • deceptive
  • delusional
  • delusive
  • fanciful
  • fantasied
  • fantastical
  • fictional
  • fictitious
  • hallucinatory
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  • illusory
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  • mythic
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  • phantasmagoric
  • phantasmagorical
  • phantasmal
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  • phantom
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fabulous

  • amazing
  • astonishing
  • astounding
  • awesome
  • beautiful
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  • excellent
  • fantasied
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  • fictional
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  • great
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  • outrageous
  • phenomenal
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  • spectacular
  • stellar
  • stunning
  • superb
  • surprising
  • terrific
  • unbelievable
  • wonderful

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