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Definition of Ideal


  1. Existing in idea or thought; conceptional; intellectual; mental; as, ideal knowledge.
  2. Reaching an imaginary standard of excellence; fit for a model; faultless; as, ideal beauty.
  3. Existing in fancy or imagination only; visionary; unreal.
  4. Teaching the doctrine of idealism; as, the ideal theory or philosophy.
  5. Imaginary.
  6. A mental conception regarded as a standard of perfection; a model of excellence, beauty, etc.

Ideal Quotations

Jesus is ideal and wonderful, but you Christians - you are not like him.
Mahatma Gandhi

Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
Mark Twain

The road to perdition has ever been accompanied by lip service to an ideal.
Albert Einstein

I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities.
Nelson Mandela

Our duty is to encourage every one in his struggle to live up to his own highest idea, and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the Truth.
Swami Vivekananda
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Ideal Translations

ideal in Afrikaans is ideaal
ideal in Dutch is ideaal
ideal in German is ideal, vorbildlich, Ideal
ideal in Italian is ideale
ideal in Norwegian is forbilde, ideell
ideal in Spanish is ideal
ideal in Swedish is ideal, idealisk

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