false-memory syndrome

[fawls-mem-uh-ree]

noun

a psychological condition in which a person believes that he or she remembers events that have not actually occurred.

Nearby words

  1. false vocal cord,
  2. false vocal cords,
  3. false waters,
  4. false-card,
  5. false-hearted,
  6. false-negative,
  7. false-negative reaction,
  8. false-positive,
  9. false-positive reaction,
  10. false-start


Origin of false-memory syndrome

First recorded in 1990–95

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