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[ad-ler; for 1–3 also ahd-ler] /ˈæd lər; for 1–3 also ˈɑd lər/
Alfred, 1870–1937, Austrian psychiatrist and psychologist.
Cyrus, 1863–1940, U.S. religious leader and Jewish scholar.
Felix, 1851–1933, U.S. educator, reformer, and writer.
Kurt (Herbert) 1905–77, U.S. orchestra conductor, born in Austria.
Lawrence Cecil ("Larry") 1914–2001, U.S. harmonica player.
Mortimer (Jerome) 1902–91, U.S. philosopher, educator, and author.
Peter Hermann, 1899–1990, U.S. orchestra conductor, born in Austria-Hungary. Unabridged
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  • Bennett glanced at the chart that Adler held and then at the compass affixed to the rail of the bridge close at hand.

    A Man's Woman Frank Norris
  • Say nothing to Adler about this thing—say nothing to anybody.'

    Life On The Mississippi, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • Lloyd was too large-hearted to feel any irritation at the sight of Adler.

    A Man's Woman Frank Norris
  • "Only we have no money to pay our fare to Paris," interposed Adler.

    Down the Rhine Oliver Optic
  • It's Adler; he's down again and can't get up; asks you to leave him.

    A Man's Woman Frank Norris
British Dictionary definitions for Adler


/German ˈaːdlər/
(German) (ˈaːdlər). Alfred (ˈalfreːt). 1870–1937, Austrian psychiatrist, noted for his descriptions of overcompensation and inferiority feelings
(ˈædlə). Larry, full name Lawrence Cecil Adler. 1914–2001, US harmonica player
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Adler in Medicine

Adler Ad·ler (äd'lər, ād'-), Alfred. 1870-1937.

Austrian psychiatrist. He rejected Sigmund Freud's emphasis on sexuality and theorized that neurotic behavior is an overcompensation for feelings of inferiority.

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