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noun, Psychology
1.
a personal standard of perfection against which one's actual thinking, behavior, and appearance are compared.
2.
an exaggerated and unrealistic view of one's virtues and abilities.
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  • But it's the idealized image of the samurai as brave and noble warriors that has survived.
  • The principal may be experiencing burnout, or realize that his or her idealized image of the role does not match the reality.

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