post-Freudian

adjective

post-Freud·​ian ˌpōst-ˈfrȯi-dē-ən How to pronounce post-Freudian (audio)
: following the introduction and widespread recognition of the psychoanalytic theories and practices of Sigmund Freud
post-Freudian psychoanalysis
The Switch squeezes fresh laughs out of what is, in essence, a rather startlingly post-Freudian … view of child development.Owen Glieberman
Caravaggio frequently painted himself into his works, often behind a patina of self-loathing, at least to post-Freudian eyes.Bruce Handy
post-Freudian noun
plural post-Freudians
His mother, to whom Wilfred cleaved with what will strike post-Freudians as an abnormal devotion, was pious, puritanical, and strong-willed, entirely dedicated to her four children, but especially to Wilfred, the eldest. Paul Fussell

Examples of post-Freudian in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1922, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of post-Freudian was in 1922

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“Post-Freudian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/post-Freudian. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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