freudian-slip

Freudian slip

noun
(in Freudian psychology) an inadvertent mistake in speech or writing that is thought to reveal a person's unconscious motives, wishes, or attitudes.
Compare parapraxis.


Origin:
1950–55

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Freudian slip
 
n
any action, such as a slip of the tongue, that may reveal an unconscious thought

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Freudian slip n.
A verbal mistake that is thought to reveal an unconscious belief, thought, or emotion.

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Freudian slip definition


An error in speech that reveals repressed thoughts or feelings; for example, accidentally calling one's wife “Mom.”

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