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Another word for ideal

  1. One that is worthy of imitation or duplication

      1. A degree or level of requirement, excellence, or attainment:
      2. Something, such as a practice or a product, that is widely recognized or employed, especially because of its excellence.
      3. The type, model, or example commonly or generally accepted or adhered to; criterion set for usages or practices
      1. Something representing a class or type; example; sample
      2. A composite of traits or features characteristic of an individual or a group:
      3. A model or plan used as a guide in making things; set of forms to the shape of which material is cut for assembly into the finished article
      1. A set of assumptions, concepts, values, and practices that constitutes a way of viewing reality for the community that shares them, especially in an intellectual discipline.
      2. An overall concept accepted by most people in an intellectual community, as those in one of the natural sciences, because of its effectiveness in explaining a complex process, idea, or set of data
      3. A pattern, example, or model
      1. One serving as an example to be imitated or compared:
      2. A person employed to display clothes by wearing them
      3. A schematic description or representation of something, especially a system or phenomenon, that accounts for its properties and is used to study its characteristics:
      1. (Rare) Something to be imitated or emulated; model
      2. A smooth surface that reflects the images of objects; esp., a piece of glass coated on the reverse side as with silver or an amalgam
      3. A surface capable of reflecting sufficient undiffused light to form an image of an object placed in front of it.
      1. One that is worthy of imitation; a perfect example or model.
      2. A person or thing regarded as worthy of imitation; model; pattern; archetype
      3. A typical specimen or example
      1. A person or thing to be imitated; model; pattern; precedent
      2. A similar case that constitutes a model or precedent:
      3. A punishment given as a warning or deterrent:
      1. The concept of perfect beauty.
      2. An idealized type or model:
      3. The perfect type or conception
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  2. A fervent hope, wish, or goal

      1. (Informal) One that is exceptionally gratifying, excellent, or beautiful:
      2. Anything so lovely, charming, transitory, etc. as to seem dreamlike
      3. A wild fancy or unrealistic hope:
      1. An object of such desire; an ambition.
      2. A speech sound produced with an aspirate.
      3. The act of drawing something, as liquid or a foreign object, into the respiratory tract when taking a breath.
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  1. Conforming to an ultimate form of perfection or excellence

      1. Greatest in power, authority, or rank; paramount or dominant.
      2. Final; ultimate
      3. Ultimate; final:
      1. Excellent and delightful in all respects:
      2. (Gram.) Expressing or showing a state reached or an action completed at the time of speaking or at the time indicated: verbs have three perfect tenses: simple (or present) perfect, past perfect (or pluperfect), and future perfect
      3. Completely corresponding to a description, standard, or type:
      1. Worthy of imitation:
      2. Serving as a model, pattern, or standard of excellence
      3. Representative of others of the same kind, style, etc.
      1. Serving as a sample, instance, type, etc.; illustrative
      2. Serving as a model or example; worth imitating
      3. Serving as a model.
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  2. Existing only in concept and not in reality

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Another word for ideal

  1. Characterizing the unattainable

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