- of or relating to Sigmund Freud or his doctrines, especially with respect to the causes and treatment of neurotic and psychopathic states, the interpretation of dreams, etc.
- a person, especially a psychoanalyst, who adheres to the basic doctrines of Freud.
Origin of Freudian
Examples from the Web for freudian
In moments of duress, a different self manifests with acts of destruction: unleashed id in Freudian, or Incredible Hulk, terms.A Different Kind of Vietnam Story
October 9, 2014
On a Freudian level, this social stigma against bad mothers reflects a deep-seated anxiety about maternal relationships.Postpartum Stigma: Why My Patient Committed Suicide
August 5, 2014
By the early 20th century, Freudian ideas began changing attitudes toward intimacy.What the Sex Lives of the Founding Fathers Reveal About Us
February 21, 2014
Instead, in an apparent Freudian slip, he said, “We must replace the discredited president.”Looking Back at Past SOTU Addresses
January 28, 2014
Quell is a feral creature; a personification of the Freudian id.Why Joaquin Phoenix, Who Wows in ‘Her,’ Is the Greatest Actor Alive
December 14, 2013
The unconscious is not, of course, the clue to the Freudian theory.Fantasia of the Unconscious
D. H. Lawrence
The Freudian school of psychologists calls this "sublimation."A Preface to Politics
In the Freudian psychology the dream is an expression of a suppressed wish.The Ordeal of Mark Twain
Van Wyck Brooks
He's a desperate Freudian, you know, and they're not nearly so good as the others.Dangerous Ages
He is quite Freudian in his indignation that any young woman should habit herself so.Plum Pudding
- of or relating to Sigmund Freud or his ideas
- a person who follows or believes in the basic ideas of Sigmund Freud
Word Origin and History for freudian
1910, used at first in a general way for "sexual," from name of Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), Austrian psychiatrist. Freudian slip first attested 1959.
- Relating to or being in accordance with the psychoanalytic theories of Sigmund Freud.
- An individual who accepts the tenets of psychoanalytic theories of Sigmund Freud, especially a psychiatrist who applies Freudian theory and method in conducting psychotherapy.