Synonyms for ideal:
impeccable, attractive, commitment, meeting ground, construct, flavor, message, felicitous, belief, top-notch, old wives' tale, theory, matchless, the gold standard, absolute, illusion, ideally, seemly, postulate, first-rate, beautiful, universal, abstraction, unsurpassed, nostrum, marriageable, doublethink, premise, quintessential, reference point, superstructure, reverie, untouchable, tasteful, bandwagon, tenet, hypothetic, opportune, echo, peerless, commensurate, optimal, heroine, unrivaled, expectation, timely, daydream, top-flight, principle, well-chosen, suitable, thread, becoming, picture, fit for purpose, assumption, fallacy, delusion, unequalled, unparalleled, duly, hospitable, watertight, unmatched, unbeatable, made-to-order, par excellence, philosophy, world-beater, approved, eccentricity, conveniently, world-class, the Top Ten, wishful thinking, stereotype, siege mentality, truth, shibboleth, brainwave, world-beating, classical, hypothesis, suitably, line, invisible, deduction, immaculate, optimum, heaven-sent, adapted, supposition, presumption.
flagship, STANDOUT, calculation, orthodoxy, sense, projection, dream, definitive, convenient, tailor-made, fitting, perfectly, infallible, artistic, paradigm, ready, correspondent, suited, appropriate, pillar, possible, idealism, meet, head, properly, faith, incomparable, transcendental, conclusion, brainstorm, reflection.
conceptual; impractical (adjective)
model, perfect (adjective)
Sense 1 (noun)
Sense 3 (noun)
Sense 4 (noun)
Sense 5 (noun)
Sense 6 (noun)
Usage examples for ideal:
- A more ideal place for flying could not be imagined. - "The Girl Aviators and the Phantom Airship", Margaret Burnham.
- On the surface it looked like an ideal match. - "Edgar Saltus: The Man", Marie Saltus.
- Yes, men and wimmen both have seen that Ideal Land, that New Land of Liberty and Love. - "Samantha at the World's Fair", Marietta Holley.