Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb idealise

2 senses of idealise

Sense 1
idealize, idealise -- (consider or render as ideal; "She idealized her husband after his death")
       => see, consider, reckon, view, regard -- (deem to be; "She views this quite differently from me"; "I consider her to be shallow"; "I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do")

Sense 2
idealize, idealise -- (form ideals; "Man has always idealized")
       => think up, think of, dream up, hatch, concoct -- (devise or invent; "He thought up a plan to get rich quickly"; "no-one had ever thought of such a clever piece of software")

Antonyms of adj idealised

1 sense of idealised

Sense 1
idealized, idealised -- (exalted to an ideal perfection or excellence)

INDIRECT (VIA perfect) -> imperfect -- (not perfect; defective or inadequate; "had only an imperfect understanding of his responsibilities"; "imperfect mortals"; "drainage here is imperfect")

Similarity of adj idealised

1 sense of idealised

Sense 1
idealized, idealised -- (exalted to an ideal perfection or excellence)
       => perfect (vs. imperfect) -- (being complete of its kind and without defect or blemish; "a perfect circle"; "a perfect reproduction"; "perfect happiness"; "perfect manners"; "a perfect specimen"; "a perfect day")

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