- a slip of the tongue or pen, forgetfulness, misplacement of objects, or other error thought to reveal unconscious wishes or attitudes.
Compare Freudian slip.
Origin of parapraxis
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- psychoanal a minor error in action, such as slips of the tongue, supposedly the result of repressed impulsesSee also Freudian slip
C20: from para- 1 + Greek praxis a doing, deed
Word Origin and History for parapraxes
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