parapraxia

[ păr′ə-prăksē-ə ]

n.

Defective performance of purposive acts, such as a slip of the tongue, thought to reveal a subconscious motive.

Nearby words

  1. podosphere,
  2. podotheca,
  3. podsol,
  4. podsolize,
  5. podunk,
  6. podzolization,
  7. podzolize,
  8. poe,
  9. poe, edgar allan,
  10. poeciliid


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