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See definition of ideal on Dictionary.com
  • adj.model, perfect
  • adj.conceptual; impractical
  • nounmodel

synonyms for ideal

  • excellent
  • fitting
  • optimal
  • quintessential
  • Shangri-la
  • absolute
  • classic
  • classical
  • representative
  • archetypal
  • complete
  • consummate
  • exemplary
  • flawless
  • have-it-all
  • indefectible
  • paradigmatic
  • pie-in-the-sky
  • prototypical
  • supreme
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antonyms for ideal

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  • actual
  • common
  • flawed
  • imperfect
  • incorrect
  • problematic
  • wrong
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You want it to cover your shoulders and fall a bit below your toes for ideal weight distribution.
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The ideal chair should be about 16 to 21 inches above the ground, and your arms should rest comfortably while your feet remain flat.
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On one hand, the year-long shutdown, with less rushing around, has provided ideal circumstances for serious chats.
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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.
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The climate in Death Valley is ideal during the winter months.
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She’s been at or close to the ideal of around 65 percent of first serves landed in half of those eight Grand Slam losses.
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This could increase your cost per acquisition or daily spend, which makes this option less than ideal if you are closely tracking those metrics.
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A good snowfall, however, turns Acadia’s carriage roads into ideal cross-country-skiing tracks.
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Barrett and David kept turning up in ideal places at pivotal moments.
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First, they are going to get in touch with a lender to see what their financial state is, and if it’s not ideal, the lender can give them ideas of what to do and how to make it better.
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WORDS RELATED TO IDEAL

  • categorical
  • complete
  • faultless
  • flawless
  • ideal
  • impeccable
  • thorough
  • ultimate
  • unblemished
  • unflawed
  • untarnished
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