wish fulfilment


(in Freudian psychology) any successful attempt to fulfil a wish stemming from the unconscious mind, whether in fact, in fantasy, or by such disguised means as sublimationSee also pleasure principle

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Historical Examples of wish fulfilment

  • Those dreams were both a warning and a wish-fulfilment (painless extraction).


    Andr Tridon

  • I have alluded to his symbolizing the wish-fulfilment of the inarticulate, and the inarticulate are many.

    Behind the Mirrors

    Clinton W. Gilbert

  • He remarks on this that the second figure sounds like a rectification in contrast with the wish-fulfilment of the first.

  • As the patient remarked, 315 seems thus a wish-fulfilment, 342 on the other hand a rectification.

  • Other dreams of wish-fulfilment appear at first glance either indifferent or absurd.


    Andr Tridon