[ froi-dee-uh n ]
/ ˈfrɔɪ di ən /


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.


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Origin of Freudian

First recorded in 1905–10; Freud + -ian

OTHER WORDS FROM Freudian Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for freudian

/ (ˈfrɔɪdɪən) /


of or relating to Sigmund Freud or his ideas


a person who follows or believes in the basic ideas of Sigmund Freud

Derived forms of Freudian

Freudianism, noun
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Medical definitions for freudian

[ froidē-ən ]


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.
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Cultural definitions for freudian


Pertaining to or agreeing with the theories of Sigmund Freud.

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