[[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. 2014.

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  • Ideality (Phrenology) — Ideality is a faculty from the discredited pseudoscience discipline of phrenology. Ideality describes the disposition towards perfection, towards beauty and refinement in all aspects of life. It is localized on the temples, above and behind… …   Wikipedia

  • ideality — 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

  • 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

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  • 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

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