the unresolved, unconscious libidinous desire of a daughter for her father: designation based on the Greek myth of Electra and Agamemnon.
Compare Oedipus complex.
Origin of Electra complex
First recorded in 1910–15
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In psychoanalytic theory, a daughter's unconscious libidinal desire for her father.
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