idealization

Definitions of idealization
1

n a portrayal of something as ideal

“the idealization of rural life was very misleading”
Synonyms:
glorification, idealisation
Types:
romanticisation, romanticization, sentimentalisation, sentimentalization
the act of indulging in sentiment
Type of:
admiration, appreciation
a favorable judgment

n something that exists only as an idea

Synonyms:
idealisation
Type of:
idea, thought
the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about

n (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that splits something you are ambivalent about into two representations--one good and one bad

Synonyms:
idealisation
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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