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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Unideal Not ideal; real; unimaginative.
    • Unideal Unideaed.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unideal Not ideal; unimaginative; realistic; material; coarse.
    • unideal Having no ideas; destitute of ideas, thoughts, or mental action.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Unideal un-ī-dē′al not ideal, realistic, prosaic
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In literature:

If the evangelical creed he inculcated was rude, crude, and unideal, it was serious, sincere, and stimulating.
"The Authoritative Life of General William Booth" by George Scott Railton
What we shall see, he thought, may be faulty, common, unideal, imperfect.
"The Poetry Of Robert Browning" by Stopford A. Brooke
Wagner represents the poor commonplace world of the wholly unideal.
"Among Famous Books" by John Kelman
All around were unideal surroundings, and the people came and went.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
I do not think such pictures as abound in Rome could have been painted where the women were common-place and unideal.
"Glances at Europe" by Horace Greeley

In science:

This method allows all instrumental effects to be included in a single matrix taking into account all crossing terms due to unideal behavior.
An integrated optics beam combiner for the second generation VLTI instruments