overidealize

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

over- +‎ idealize

Verb[edit]

overidealize (third-person singular simple present overidealizes, present participle overidealizing, simple past and past participle overidealized)

  1. (transitive) To idealize to too great an extent.
    • 2007 August 5, Kristin Hohenadel, “A French Actress’s Life on Screen. Kind Of.”, in New York Times[1]:
      “He’s an American who overidealizes Paris as a sort of idyllic political and cultural mecca,” Mr. Goldberg said by phone.