Definition for ideal

adjective as in model, perfect

noun as in model

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Example Sentences

You want it to cover your shoulders and fall a bit below your toes for ideal weight distribution.

The ideal chair should be about 16 to 21 inches above the ground, and your arms should rest comfortably while your feet remain flat.

On one hand, the year-long shutdown, with less rushing around, has provided ideal circumstances for serious chats.

Makridis and Wu’s research underscores how the ongoing erosion of social trust in the United States created an ideal environment for a pandemic to flourish.

The climate in Death Valley is ideal during the winter months.

White and Crandall agree that low-intensity workouts are ideal.

The land at Easter Elchies was the ideal place for Reid to set up his business.

I reached out with heartfelt pleas, and spoke to people that I felt were ideal—and I was right in most cases.

However the American sexual ideal is intimately related to a certain idea of masculinity.

The problem comes at this point because the liquid loses its potency within an hour even in ideal conditions.

I believe that these are ideal characters constructed from still more ancient legends and traditions.

That title of Castile might become the cherished ideal in the Philippines if it were valued as I desire.

It makes one believe that fundamentally the country must be sound—that unswerving fidelity to an ideal.

The ideal is not a thing to be clutched at, or taken by force, but all of the conditions—every tittle—must be fulfilled.

Awe stole upon him; he felt himself included in the great ideal of this older day.


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On this page you'll find 183 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to ideal, such as: excellent, fitting, optimal, quintessential, absolute, and classic.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.