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    idealisation

    idealisation - Dictionary definition and meaning for word idealisation

    Definition
    (noun) (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that splits something you are ambivalent about into two representations--one good and one bad
    Synonyms : idealization
    Definition
    (noun) something that exists only as an idea
    Synonyms : idealization
    Definition
    (noun) a portrayal of something as ideal
    Example Sentence
    • the idealization of rural life was very misleading
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