Meaning of “Freudian” in the English Dictionary


"Freudian" in English

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uk /ˈfrɔɪ.di.ən/ us /ˈfrɔɪ.di.ən/

Examples from literature

  • A wealth of evidence could be adduced to support this from the studies of dreams and fantasies made by the Freudian school of psychologists. 
  • In the language of medical psychology, to suggest to the President that the Treaty was an abandonment of his professions was to touch on the raw a Freudian complex. 
  • It was in tune with the Freudian analyses. 
  • Since the war, some of us know, too, with what success the army has used the Freudian principles in treating war-neurosis, which was mistakenly called shell-shock by the first observers. 
  • The unconscious is not, of course, the clue to the Freudian theory. 

(Definition of “Freudian” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"Freudian" in American English

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Freudianadjective [ not gradable ]

us /ˈfrɔɪ·di·ən/

relating to the ideas or methods of Sigmund Freud about the way in which people’s hidden thoughts and feelings influence their behavior

(Definition of “Freudian” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)