idealization

(noun)

noun

1. a portrayal of something as ideal

- the idealization of rural life was very misleading

Similar word(s): glorification

Definition categories: act, admiration, appreciation

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

Definition categories: process, defence, defense

3. something that exists only as an idea

Definition categories: thought, idea