post-Freudian

adjective post-Freud·ian \ ˌpōst-ˈfrȯi-dē-ən \

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

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


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