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idealisation  n.  
Same as idealization.

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"Idealisation" Quotes from Famous Books

... worship the force which was the most immediately wonderful to him, the power of generation of new life; to recognise the sun as the great life producer seems to imply some little growth of reason and of imagination; sun-worship seems the idealisation of nature-worship, for the same generative force is adored in both, and round the idea of this production of new life all creeds revolve. Christian symbols and Christian ceremonies speak as plainly to the student of ancient religions as the stars speak to the astronomer, and the ...
— The Freethinker's Text Book, Part II. - Christianity: Its Evidences, Its Origin, Its Morality, Its History • Annie Besant

... at the same time that Clerambault pursued his relentless analysis which struck at the foundations of current beliefs, an inverse process of reconstruction and idealisation was going on in the mind of Madame Mairet. Her grief longed to convince itself that after all there had been a holy cause, and the dead man was no longer there to help her to bear the truth. Where two stand together there ...
— Clerambault - The Story Of An Independent Spirit During The War • Rolland, Romain

Words linked to "Idealisation" :   glorification, romanticisation, idealization, idea, psychiatry, defense mechanism, defence, defense, admiration, idealise, defence mechanism, sentimentalization, romanticization, sentimentalisation

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