adjective see ideal II

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • idealless — adjective Devoid of ideals …   Wiktionary

  • idealless — ideal·less …   English syllables

  • idealless — pronunc at ideal+lə̇s adjective : lacking ideals : basing conduct and judgments on the everyday realities of life; broadly : materialistic …   Useful english dictionary

  • ideal — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English ydeall, from Late Latin idealis, from Latin idea Date: 15th century 1. existing as an archetypal idea 2. a. existing as a mental image or in fancy or imagination only; broadly lacking practicality b.… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ideal — 1. adjective /aɪˈdɪəl,aɪˈdiː.əl/ a) Optimal; being the best possibility. The idea of ghosts is ridiculous in the extreme; and if you continue to be swayed by ideal terrors b) Perfect, flawless, having no defects. Life and death appeared to me… …   Wiktionary

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