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idealization (n.)

"act of forming in idea or in thought; act of making ideal," 1796; see idealize + noun ending -ation. Perhaps via French idéalisation.

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Definitions of idealization

idealization (n.)
a portrayal of something as ideal;
the idealization of rural life was very misleading
Synonyms: idealisation / glorification
idealization (n.)
(psychiatry) a defense mechanism that splits something you are ambivalent about into two representations--one good and one bad;
Synonyms: idealisation
idealization (n.)
something that exists only as an idea;
Synonyms: idealisation
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Dictionary entries near idealization

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