overidentification

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

over- +‎ identification

Noun[edit]

overidentification (uncountable)

  1. A case of overidentifying with something.
    • 2007 July 22, Caroline Weber, “Long Time Passing”, in New York Times[1]:
      As a biographer myself, I know a little something about overidentification with one’s subject, but I wish Ardizzone had picked a more appealing quality to emulate.