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Idealisation   Listen
idealisation  n.  
Same as idealization.

Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48

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"Idealisation" Quotes from Famous Books

... supposably, sad land. Above all, they developed the old Low-country taste for interiors. Those innumerable genre pieces—conversation, music, play—were in truth the equivalent of novel-reading for that day; its own actual life, in its own proper circumstances, reflected in various degrees of idealisation, with no diminution of the sense of reality (that is to say) but with more and more purged and perfected delightfulness of interest. Themselves illustrating, as every student of their history knows, the good-fellowship of family life, ...
— Imaginary Portraits • Walter Horatio Pater

... penal code,—you may be quite easy on that score—but which are not in perfect harmony with Catholic morals. I assure you these things are believed by many. I am simply stating the facts; it is really no business of mine. After all, saintliness is never a reality; it is always more or less an idealisation of the image by the mirror. If there is saintliness anywhere, it is in the mirror, in the people who believe in the saints. I myself do not believe in them. But let us come to serious matters. I was obliged ...
— The Saint • Antonio Fogazzaro

Words linked to "Idealisation" :   sentimentalisation, romanticization, idea, defense mechanism, psychopathology, defense, defence, thought, psychiatry, defence mechanism, appreciation, romanticisation

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