noun (plural -ties) Date: 1817 1. a. the quality or state of being ideal b. existence only in idea 2. something imaginary or idealized

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


Look at other dictionaries:

  • Ideality — I de*al i*ty, n.; pl. {Idealities}. 1. The quality or state of being ideal. [1913 Webster] 2. The capacity to form ideals of beauty or perfection. [1913 Webster] 3. (Phren.) The conceptive faculty. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ideality — [ī΄dē al′ə tē] n. 1. the state or quality of being ideal or of existing only in the mind 2. pl. idealities something that is only ideal and has no reality …   English World dictionary

  • ideality — /uy dee al i tee/, n., pl. idealities. 1. ideal quality or character. 2. capacity to idealize. 3. Philos. existence only in idea and not in reality. [1695 1705; IDEAL + ITY] * * * …   Universalium

  • ideality — noun a) The quality or state of being ideal. b) The capacity to form deals of beauty or perfection. See Also: idea, ideal …   Wiktionary

  • ideality — n. quality of being ideal, state of being ideal; existing as an idea only …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ideality — [ˌʌɪdɪ alɪti] noun (plural idealities) formal the state or quality of being ideal …   English new terms dictionary

  • ideality — n. Imagination, conception, invention, fancy …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • ideality — n 1. unreality, intangibility, impalpability; illusion, vision, myth, dream, fantasy; cloudland, fairyland, dreamland; chimera, maggot, vagary, whimsy, figment, conceit. 2. idealization, invention, conception, imagination, fancy; poetic frenzy,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • ideality — ide·al·i·ty …   English syllables

  • ideality — i•de•al•i•ty [[t]ˌaɪ diˈæl ɪ ti[/t]] n. pl. ties 1) ideal quality or character 2) capacity to idealize 3) pho Philos. existence only in idea and not in reality …   From formal English to slang

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”