beau ideal

beau ideal

noun, plural beaus ideal, beaux ideal for 1; beau ideals for 2.
1.
a conception of perfect beauty.
2.
a model of excellence.

Origin:
1795–1805; < French beau idéal literally, ideal beauty. See beau, ideal

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beau idéal (bo ideal)
 
n , pl beaux idéals
perfect beauty or excellence
 
[literally: ideal beauty]

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