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Idealization

noun
1.
A portrayal of something as ideal.  Synonyms: glorification, idealisation.
2.
(psychiatry) a defense mechanism that splits something you are ambivalent about into two representations--one good and one bad.  Synonym: idealisation.
3.
Something that exists only as an idea.  Synonym: idealisation.






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"Idealization" Quotes from Famous Books



... with a strong enthusiasm for the simplification of life; for the poetry of nature and of rustic employments; for the sweetness of domestic affection. In Germany public sentiment had already been prepared for a certain idealization of the bourgeoisie. Enlightened rulers and publicists, here and there, were coming to feel that a virtuous yeomanry was the sure foundation of a state's welfare. Countless idyls and pastorals and moralizing romances had thrown a nimbus of poetry about the simple virtues and humble employments ...
— The Life and Works of Friedrich Schiller • Calvin Thomas



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