Ideal and Real


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Ideal adjective – Dealing with or expressing a quality or idea.
Usage example: honesty is an ideal entity that has more admirers than practitioners

Real is an antonym for ideal in topics: imaginary, conceptual.
Nearby Words: idea, idealistic, ideally, idealize, idealise
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Real adjective – Existing in fact and not merely as a possibility.
Usage example: asked her parents if the Tooth Fairy was real

Ideal is an antonym for real.
Nearby Words: realize, realise, reality, realistic, really
Antonyms for Real
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Things that words describes

person ideal person real person
girl ideal girl real girl
character ideal character real character
life ideal life real life
Other nouns: man, guy, woman, people, job, body, family, relationship, place, form, parents, time, way, example, game, mother, age, version, ending, weapons, heroes.

Both words in one sentence

  • While A-Pex may resemble an all-American superheroic ideal, it's all a media manipulation job by his government creators, and the real person is far from an ideal anything.
    Source: Ideal Hero
  • Comic Strip / Beetle Bailey He isn't the ideal soldier: He's lazy, fairly mouthy and always gets on Sergeant Snorkel's nerves.Killer: One of Beetle's best buddies, and he's a real ladies' man... apparently.
  • Body image began to change to a more slender ideal circa 1910, but the real switch to "pencil thin" didn't happen until after World War I, or during the Roaring Twenties.
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