Noun Definition

idealization

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

Related Noun(s):idealisation

Category: General

2.Definition: a portrayal of something as ideal

"The idealization of rural life was very misleading"

Related Noun(s):idealisation, glorification

Category: General

3.Definition: something that exists only as an idea

Related Noun(s):idealisation

Category: General