Oedipus complex Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “Oedipus complex” in the English Dictionary

"Oedipus complex" in British English

See all translations

Oedipus complexnoun [C usually singular]

uk   /ˌiː.dɪ.pəsˈkɒm.pleks/  us   /-ˈkɑːm-/
in psychology (= the ​study of the ​humanmind), a child's ​sexual desire for ​theirparent of the ​oppositesex, ​especially that of a ​boy for his ​mother
(Definition of Oedipus complex from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “Oedipus complex”
in Chinese (Simplified) 俄狄浦斯情结, (尤指)恋母情结…
in Chinese (Traditional) 俄狄浦斯情結, (尤指)戀母情結…
What is the pronunciation of Oedipus complex?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

be nothing short of

used to emphasize a situation, quality, or type of behaviour

Word of the Day

There is no such thing as a true synonym in English. Discuss!
There is no such thing as a true synonym in English. Discuss!
by Kate Woodford,
November 25, 2015
In the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary the word ‘synonym’ is defined as ‘a word or phrase that has the same or nearly the same meaning as another word or phrase in the same language’. As you might expect, definitions for this word are broadly similar in other dictionaries and yet the italicized

Read More 

climatarian adjective
climatarian adjective
November 23, 2015
choosing to eat a diet that has minimal impact on the climate, i.e. one that excludes food transported a long way or meat whose production gives rise to CO2 emissions Climate change is not normally on people’s minds when they choose what to have for lunch, but a new diet is calling for

Read More