[ad-ler; for 1–3 also ahd-ler]
- Alfred,1870–1937, Austrian psychiatrist and psychologist.
- Cyrus,1863–1940, U.S. religious leader and Jewish scholar.
- Felix,1851–1933, U.S. educator, reformer, and writer.
- Kurt (Herbert),1905–77, U.S. orchestra conductor, born in Austria.
- Lawrence CecilLarry, 1914–2001, U.S. harmonica player.
- Mortimer (Jerome),1902–91, U.S. philosopher, educator, and author.
- Peter Hermann,1899–1990, U.S. orchestra conductor, born in Austria-Hungary.
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After two novels, Adler went back to journalism, to reporting on the moment.
Given this sort of language, it is not surprising that Adler watched soap operas voraciously for a period of two and a half years.
It was also a compensation for a feeling of inferiority, in Adler's sense.The Psychology of Nations
Say nothing to Adler about this thing—say nothing to anybody.'
Two-thirds of it is my cousin Adler's; but you can take it all.
"Only we have no money to pay our fare to Paris," interposed Adler.Down the Rhine
By way of preparation for this he wanted me to sell him my Adler's German Dictionary.If, Yes and Perhaps
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- (German ˈaːdlər) Alfred (ˈalfreːt). 1870–1937, Austrian psychiatrist, noted for his descriptions of overcompensation and inferiority feelings
- (ˈædlə) Larry, full name Lawrence Cecil Adler. 1914–2001, US harmonica player
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- Austrian psychiatrist. He rejected Sigmund Freud's emphasis on sexuality and theorized that neurotic behavior is an overcompensation for feelings of inferiority.
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