idealized idealized  /aɪ ˈdi ə ˌlaɪzd/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) exalted to an ideal perfection or excellence

Usage(s):

  1. It looks backward to an idealized, romanticized, pseudofeudal world, where knights and ladies morris-dance to Greensleeves.
  2. The idealized version is as close to a regular worship service, with its litanies and lessons and blessings, as a family gets outside a sanctuary.
  3. An idealized version of those he says are the new heroes, the people most worthy of our respect.

News

  • José Lerma's Patron Portraits Come To MCA Chicago (PHOTOS)

    Back in the golden age of civic portraiture, a powerful painting didn't just capture a subject's likeness, but communicated status, power and wealth. Instead of aiming for the truest resemblance, artists created idealized versions heavy on the theatrics.
    on July 3, 2013     Source: The Huffington Post

Quotes

  1. Eulogizing his older brother, Sen. Edward Kennedy said, "My brother need not be idealized, or enlarged in death beyond what he was in life; to be remembered simply as a good and decent man, who saw wrong and tried to right it, saw suffering and...
    on Aug 25, 2008 By: Robert Kennedy Source: WACH

  2. "I admire her. This is an idealized figure," Edwards said Tuesday in a phone interview from his home, which is near his studio in Moosup, Conn. "Everyone is coming at me with anger and venom, but I depicted her as she has depicted herself -...
    on Mar 28, 2006 By: Daniel Edwards Source: USA Today

  3. "I was doing an idealized version of her and my mother," says Streep, seated at a conference table with Tucci. "My mother had a similar joie de vivre. I wanted to be more like my mother. This is my homage to her."
    on Jul 31, 2009 By: Meryl Streep Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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