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  Definition of Idealization
  1. a portrayal of something as ideal; "the idealization of rural life was very misleading"
  2. something that exists only as an idea
  3. (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that splits something you are ambivalent about into two representations--one good and one bad
Similar Words: idealisation, glorification

 

Hyponyms: sentimentalization, sentimentalisation, romanticization, romanticisation

 

Derivational Morphology: glorify, idealize, idealise

 

 
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