psychological moment


noun

the proper or critical time for achieving a desired result: She found the right psychological moment to make her request.

Nearby words

  1. psychol.,
  2. psycholepsy,
  3. psycholinguistics,
  4. psychological,
  5. psychological block,
  6. psychological novel,
  7. psychological operations,
  8. psychological primary,
  9. psychological warfare,
  10. psychologism

Origin of psychological moment

First recorded in 1870–75

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British Dictionary definitions for psychological moment

psychological moment

noun

the most appropriate time for producing a desired effecthe proposed to her at the psychological moment
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Medicine definitions for psychological moment

psychological moment

n.

The time at which the mental state of a person is most likely to produce a desired response.

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