death wish

noun

Definition of death wish

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

Examples of death wish in a sentence

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

1856

First Known Use of death wish

1856


DEATH WISH Defined for English Language Learners

death wish

noun

Definition of death wish for English Language Learners

  • : a desire to die


Medical Dictionary

death wish

noun

Medical Definition of death wish

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

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