|1.||[ adjective ] represented in the abstract rather than as they really are|
|2.||[ adjective ] of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of the reality of ideas|
|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"