Synonyms of idealization


1. idealization, idealisation, glorification, admiration, appreciation

usage: a portrayal of something as ideal; "the idealization of rural life was very misleading"

2. idealization, idealisation, defense mechanism, defense reaction, defence mechanism, defence reaction, defense, defence

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

3. idealization, idealisation, idea, thought

usage: something that exists only as an idea

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Definition and meaning of idealization (Dictionary)