Definitions of idealisation
  1. noun
    a portrayal of something as ideal
    synonyms: glorification, idealization
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    romanticisation, romanticization, sentimentalisation, sentimentalization
    the act of indulging in sentiment
    type of:
    admiration, appreciation
    a favorable judgment
  2. noun
    something that exists only as an idea
    synonyms: idealization
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    type of:
    idea, thought
    the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about
  3. noun
    (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that splits something you are ambivalent about into two representations--one good and one bad
    synonyms: idealization
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    type of:
    defence, defence mechanism, defence reaction, defense, defense mechanism, defense reaction
    (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires
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