1. [ adjective ] represented in the abstract rather than as they really are
Synonyms: ideal
Related terms: utopian
2. [ adjective ] of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of the reality of ideas
Synonyms: ideal
Related terms: idealism idealism
3. [ adjective ] of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style
Synonyms: exalted lofty rarefied high-minded rarified noble-minded high-flown

"an exalted ideal" "argue in terms of high-flown ideals"- Oliver Franks "a noble and lofty concept"

Related terms: noble
Similar spelling:   idealist