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Freudian

[ froi-dee-uhn ]
/ ˈfrɔɪ di ən /
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adjective
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.
noun
a person, especially a psychoanalyst, who adheres to the basic doctrines of Freud.
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Origin of Freudian

First recorded in 1905–10; Freud + -ian

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British Dictionary definitions for Freudian

Freudian
/ (ˈfrɔɪdɪən) /

adjective
of or relating to Sigmund Freud or his ideas
noun
a person who follows or believes in the basic ideas of Sigmund Freud

Derived forms of Freudian

Freudianism, noun
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Cultural definitions for Freudian

Freudian

Pertaining to or agreeing with the theories of Sigmund Freud.

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