Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • etc. See idolization, etc.

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  • noun Alternative spelling of idolization.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the act of admiring strongly
  • noun the act of worshiping blindly and to excess

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Examples

  • "Maybe not quite idolisation, but it came quite close for a brief spell last season," writes Paul Carey.

    Has a player ever been idolised by a club he has never played for? | The Knowledge

  • But Fragoso's portrayal of herself seems almost completely defined by Peter's idolisation of her.

    Tiger, Tiger: What is the point of reading this memoir of abuse?

  • So I'll make it about chasing an ideal from the past - the idolisation of some historic figure in a time when their world was great and it's only gone downhill since then.

    so - what's all this about?

  • All this morbid watchfulness and — and idolisation, or whatever you like to call it —

    John Gabriel Borkman

  • All this morbid watchfulness and — and idolisation, or whatever you like to call it —

    John Gabriel Borkman

  • When he was younger a series of events starting with the death of his parents atop the Isle of Skye mountains, saw them grow apart and his boyhood idolisation of his Grandfather turn to feelings of betrayal and bitterness.

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  • It is no real secret that Putin's spin-doctors put down a lot of work on cultivating the Russian leader's image as a strong man, even though Putin himself always "reacts" with dismay and calls for restraint in too overt idolisation.

    August 2007

  • I am an English Patriot and as such I spurn the silly idolisation of saints ,.

    A Happy St George's Day

  • Moral and spiritual degeneration manifests itself in such abnormal and pathological phenomena as loss of self-confidence, inferiority complex, a feeling of frustration, the worship and idolisation of whitemen, foreign leaders and ideologies.

    ANC Today

  • Moral and spiritual degeneration manifests itself in such abnormal and pathological phenomena as loss of self-confidence, inferiority complex, a feeling of frustration, the worship and idolisation of whitemen, foreign leaders and ideologies.

    ANC Today

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