ideal - definition and synonyms

 
 
 
adjective 

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/aɪˈdɪəl/
  1. 1
    of the best or most suitable type

    Upgrading your computer seems the ideal solution.

    I’m still several pounds above my ideal weight.

    ideal for:

    The sandy beaches are ideal for families with young children.

    far from ideal (=not very good):

    Conditions were far from ideal for racing.

  2. 2
    [only before noun] as good as you can imagine, and probably too good to be real

    They present themselves as an ideal family.

    In an ideal world there would be no poverty.