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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A portrayal of something as a model of excellence; Something that exists only as a concept; (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that splits something you are ambivalent about into two representations--one good and one bad.

Usage examples (34)
  • The idealization of rural life was very misleading
  • Other labels for this kind of idealization include
  • What we call idealization is often a case of it.
  • But this common kind of idealization, though it is very important and very precious, does not produce the great events in the life of mankind. for more
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