What is another word for idealization?

Pronunciation: [a͡ɪdˌi͡əla͡ɪzˈe͡ɪʃən] (IPA)

Idealization is a term that describes the act of portraying someone, something, or a situation as perfect. Alternative words for idealization are glorification, romanticizing, embellishment, and exaltation. The term overidealization also exists and refers to the unrealistic and excessive expectations one may have of someone or something. Other synonyms for idealization include deification, apotheosis, adulation, and idolization. These words can be used interchangeably in various contexts, such as social relationships, business, politics, and art. While idealization can lead to positive outcomes, such as motivation and inspiration, excessive idealization can result in disappointment and disillusionment.

What are the hypernyms for Idealization?

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What are the hyponyms for Idealization?

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Usage examples for Idealization

This conception of reality must be given up, if the notion of thought as a process of idealization is to be retained.
"John Dewey's logical theory"
Delton Thomas Howard
I must also quote what seems to me a very vital tribute to his genius: "Browning is one of the very few men-Mr. Meredith excepted-who can paint women without idealization or degradation, not from the man's side, but from their own; as living equals, not as goddesses or as toys."
"The Three Heron's Feathers"
Hermann Sudermann
Love is the idealization of that theory.
"With Edge Tools"
Hobart Chatfield-Taylor

Famous quotes with Idealization

  • This is not an idealization but a firm reality : no matter what the "evils of Hindu society" may have been, subjecting the individual's freedom of religion to any public authority is not one of them. No wonder that Voltaire, who strongly opposed the Church's totalitarian grip over men's lives, and may count as one of the ideologues of secularism, mentioned the religions of India and China as a model of how religion could be a free exploration by the individual.
    Koenraad Elst
  • Dr. Kallen says, "Free public education and private instruction purchasable at a price are both but the community's device to meet present needs by transmitting the past unchanged. They provide a grammar of assent, not a logic of inquiry. The mental posture they habituate the youth in is not the posture of reflection. The mental posture they habituate the youth in is the posture of conformity. They require belief, not investigation. They impose reverence for the past and idealization of the present. They envision the future as a perpetuation of the past, not as a new creation of it. They are Main Street's most powerful instrument of self-reproduction without variation.... They enable government both visible and invisible to continue by consent, for they forestall and inhibit in the citizens of the land the technique of doubt and dissent which is the necessary condition of good government and the true inward-ness of that eternal vigilance so notoriously the price of liberty."
    Everett Dean Martin
  • All idealization makes life poorer. To beautify it is to take away its character of complexity — it is to destroy it.
    Joseph Conrad

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