compromise formation

noun

Definition of compromise formation

: a psychic product, symptom, symbol, or dream form that expresses simultaneously and partially satisfies both the unconscious impulse and the defense against it

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“Compromise formation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/compromise%20formation. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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