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Definition 1: a portrayal of something as ideal - [noun denoting act]

Samples where idealization or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the idealization of rural life was very misleading

Synonyms for idealization in the sense of this definition

(idealization is a kind of ...) a favorable judgment

"a small token in admiration of your works"

(... is a kind of idealization ) the act of indulging in sentiment

Definition 2: something that exists only as an idea - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for idealization in the sense of this definition

(idealization is a kind of ...) the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about

"it was not a good idea" "the thought never entered my mind"

Definition 3: (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that splits something you are ambivalent about into two representations--one good and one bad - [noun denoting process]

Synonyms for idealization in the sense of this definition

(idealization is a kind of ...) (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires

(idealization belongs to category ...) the branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders

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