Use the adverb ideally to mean "perfectly" or "preferably." Ideally, you would always be ideally positioned to get a clear view of the parade going by — and not stuck behind a tall man in a top hat.

You can start a sentence off with this word to convey the idea of "in a perfect world." For example, you might say, "Ideally, I'd be able to sleep in until at least ten every morning." The other way to use it is as a synonym for "perfectly," as in "My cat and I are ideally suited for each other" or "The vanilla ice cream complemented my apple pie."

Definitions of ideally
  1. adverb
    in an ideal manner
    ideally, this will remove all problems”
  2. adverb
    in a perfect or faultless way
    synonyms: perfectly
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    amiss, imperfectly
    in an imperfect or faulty way
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