Freudian

[froi-dee-uh n]

adjective

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.

noun

a person, especially a psychoanalyst, who adheres to the basic doctrines of Freud.

Origin of Freudian

First recorded in 1905–10; Freud + -ian
Related formsFreud·i·an·ism, nounan·ti-Freud·i·an, adjective, nounan·ti-Freud·i·an·ism, nounpost-Freud·i·an, adjectivepro-Freud·i·an, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for post-freudian

Freudian

adjective

of or relating to Sigmund Freud or his ideas

noun

a person who follows or believes in the basic ideas of Sigmund Freud
Derived FormsFreudianism, noun
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Word Origin and History for post-freudian

Freudian

adj.

1910, used at first in a general way for "sexual," from name of Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), Austrian psychiatrist. Freudian slip first attested 1959.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

post-freudian in Medicine

Freudian

[froidē-ən]

adj.

Relating to or being in accordance with the psychoanalytic theories of Sigmund Freud.

n.

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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post-freudian in Culture

Freudian

Pertaining to or agreeing with the theories of Sigmund Freud.

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