death wish


death wish

noun

: a desire to die

Full Definition of DEATH WISH

:  the conscious or unconscious desire for the death of oneself or of another

Examples of DEATH WISH

  1. Have you seen the way she drives? She must have a death wish.

First Known Use of DEATH WISH

1913

death wish

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DEATH WISH

: the conscious or unconscious desire for the death of another or of oneself—called also destrudo

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