[yoo ng-ee-uh n]


of or relating to Carl G. Jung or his theories, especially of archetypes and the collective unconscious.


an advocate or follower of Jung's theories.

Origin of Jungian

First recorded in 1930–35; Jung + -ian
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Historical Examples of jungian

  • They fight over property, territory and privileges in a Jungian archetypal manner.

    After the Rain

    Sam Vaknin

British Dictionary definitions for jungian



of, following, or relating to C. G. Jung, his system of psychoanalysis, or to analytical psychology
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Word Origin and History for jungian



1933, "of or pertaining to the psychoanalytic school of Dr. Carl Gustav Jung" (1875-1961); for suffix, see -ian.

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Medicine definitions for jungian




Relating to or described by Carl Gustav Jung.
Maintaining Jung's psychological theories.
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