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1. idealization

noun. a portrayal of something as ideal.

Synonyms

  • romanticization
  • appreciation
  • romanticisation
  • sentimentalization
  • glorification
  • idealisation
  • admiration

Antonyms

  • tasteless
  • disapproval
  • decrease
  • depreciation

Etymology

  • -ation (English)
  • idealize (English)
  • -ize (English)

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2. idealization

noun. something that exists only as an idea.

Synonyms

  • idea
  • thought

Antonyms

  • Anglophobia
  • misogyny
  • dislike

Etymology

  • -ation (English)
  • idealize (English)
  • -ize (English)

3. idealization

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

Synonyms

  • defense reaction
  • idealisation
  • defence mechanism
  • defense
  • defence reaction
  • defence

Antonyms

  • question
  • offence
  • offense
  • conception

Etymology

  • -ation (English)
  • idealize (English)
  • -ize (English)

Sentences with idealization


1. Noun, singular or mass
Women of the middle and upper classes were expected to conform to the sentimental idealization promoted by the literature and art of the time.

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