[ fawls-mem-uh-ree ]
/ ˈfɔlsˈmɛm ə ri /
a psychological condition in which a person believes that he or she remembers events that have not actually occurred.
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a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
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Compare recovered memory.
Origin of false-memory syndrome
First recorded in 1990–95
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British Dictionary definitions for false-memory syndrome
false memory syndrome
an alleged condition in which a person undergoing psychotherapy erroneously believes in traumatic events in his or her childhoodSee also recovered memory
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