beau ideal definition

  • noun:
    • the thought of perfect beauty.
    • An idealized kind or model: the beau ideal of a high-ranking military officer.
    • Nonstandard spelling of beau idéal.
    • See Beau-ideal.
    • A mental conception or picture of every object, ethical or physical, with its perfect typical kind, without all the deformities, defects, and imperfections accompanying its real existence; a model of excellence inside head or fancy; ideal superiority.
    • a great instance; an ideal embodiment of a notion
    • the idea of perfect beauty.
    • An idealized kind or model: the beau ideal of a high-ranking army officer.
    • Nonstandard spelling of beau idéal.
    • View Beau-ideal.
    • A mental conception or image of every object, ethical or real, with its perfect typical type, clear of all deformities, flaws, and imperfections accompanying its actual existence; a model of excellence into the brain or fancy; perfect excellence.
    • an ideal instance; a perfect embodiment of a notion
  • others:
    • A conception or picture of consummate beauty, moral or actual, created when you look at the mind, free of most of the deformities, problems, and blemishes present in actual presence; a perfect or faultless standard or model.
    • A conception or image of consummate beauty, moral or actual, created into the brain, free of all of the deformities, defects, and imperfections seen in real existence; an ideal or faultless standard or design.

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