Synonyms of ideal in English:

ideal


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adjective

1‘it was ideal flying weather’

SYNONYMS
perfect, best possible, consummate, supreme, absolute, complete, copybook, flawless, faultless, without fault, exemplary, classic, archetypal, model, ultimate, quintessential
ANTONYMS

bad

2‘a unified European culture remained as an ideal concept that inspired future kings and emperors’

SYNONYMS
abstract, theoretical, conceptual, notional, intellectual, metaphysical, philosophical, academic
hypothetical, speculative, conjectural, conjectured, suppositional, putative
rare suppositious, suppositive, ideational
ANTONYMS

concrete

3‘the film-makers portray an ideal world’

SYNONYMS
unattainable, unachievable, impracticable, unworkable, unfeasible
unreal, fictitious, hypothetical, theoretical, ivory-towered, imaginary, idealized, utopian, romantic, quixotic, visionary, fanciful, fairy-tale
ANTONYMS

attainable, real


noun

1‘I want to be with someone who is my ideal’

SYNONYMS
perfection, paragon, epitome, ne plus ultra, beau idéal, nonpareil, crème de la crème, the last word, the ultimate, a dream
informal one in a million, the tops, the best thing since sliced bread, the greatest thing since sliced bread, the bee's knees
archaic a nonesuch

2‘an ideal to aim at’

SYNONYMS
model, pattern, exemplar, example, paradigm, archetype, prototype, criterion, yardstick

3‘the service of others is the highest ideal’

SYNONYMS
principle, standard, rule of living, moral value, belief, conviction, persuasion
morals, morality, ethics, code of behaviour, code of honour, ideology, creed
integrity, uprightness, high-mindedness, righteousness, virtue, probity, rectitude, sense of honour, honour, decency, conscience, sense of duty, scruples