[ ed-uh-puh l, ee-duh- ]
/ ˈɛd ə pəl, ˈi də- /

adjective (often initial capital letter)

of, characterized by, or resulting from the Oedipus complex.

Origin of oedipal

First recorded in 1935–40; Oedip(us complex) + -al1
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Of or characteristic of the Oedipus complex.
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