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"ideal" in British English

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idealadjective

uk   /aɪˈdɪəl/ us   /aɪˈdiː.əl/

idealnoun

uk   /aɪˈdɪəl/ us   /aɪˈdiː.əl/
(Definition of ideal from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"ideal" in American English

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idealadjective [not gradable]

us   /ɑɪˈdil, --ˈdi·əl/
perfect, or the best possible: In an ideal world, no one would go hungry.
ideally
adverb [not gradable] us   /ɑɪˈdil·i, -ˈdi·ə·li/
This job is ideally suited to her skills.

idealnoun

us   /ɑɪˈdil/
  • ideal noun (PRINCIPLE)

[C] a principle that sets a high standard for behavior: I think most people share the same ideals and basic beliefs.
  • ideal noun (PERFECT)

[U] a person, thing, or situation that is considered to be perfect: She’s my ideal of beauty.
(Definition of ideal from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “ideal”
in Korean 이상적인…
in Arabic مِثالي…
in Malaysian sempurna…
in French idéal…
in Russian идеальный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 完美的, 理想的…
in Italian ideale…
in Turkish uygun, mükemmel, ideal…
in Polish idealny…
in Spanish ideal…
in Vietnamese lý tưởng…
in Portuguese ideal…
in Thai ดีเลิศ…
in German ideal…
in Catalan ideal…
in Japanese 理想的な…
in Chinese (Simplified) 完美的, 理想的…
in Indonesian sempurna…
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