intellectualization intellectualization

Definition(s):

  • (n) (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that uses reasoning to block out emotional stress and conflict

Usage(s):

  1. Indeed, the intellectualization of sex is Lang's cinematic specialty.
  2. This time the scene is set in a shadowy country not unlike a New England intellectualization of Hell.
  3. It's a heartbreaking document, devoid of literary flourish or self-important intellectualization: just the words and remembrances of people who faced death and lived.

News

  • Wake Up and Smell the Poetry Nov. 16

    Wake up and Smell the Poetry this Saturday and experience the art of  poetry, story and song as well as things like levity, intellectualization,  illumination, creative diversity and the great community privilege to learn and be inspired by one another.
    on November 16, 2013     Source: Hopkinton Crier

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