post-Freud·​ian | \ ˌpōst-ˈfrȯi-dē-ən How to pronounce post-Freudian (audio) \

Definition of post-Freudian

: 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

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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

First Known Use of post-Freudian

1922, in the meaning defined above

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“Post-Freudian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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