attachment disorder

  1. an emotional and behavioral disorder arising from a failure to form a strong bond with one’s primary caregiver in early childhood and affecting one’s social relationships in later childhood and adulthood.: See also attachment (def. 3a).

Origin of attachment disorder

First recorded in 1970–75

Words Nearby attachment disorder Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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