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Meaning of "oedipal" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OEDIPAL

oedipal  [ˈiːdɪpəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OEDIPAL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Oedipal is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES OEDIPAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

oedipal

Oedipus complex

In the term Oedipus complex denotes the emotions and ideas that the mind keeps in the unconscious, via dynamic repression, that concentrates upon a child's desire to sexually possess the parent of the opposite sex. Sigmund Freud, who coined the term "Oedipus complex" believed that the Oedipus complex is a desire for the parent in both males and females; Freud deprecated the term "Electra complex", which was introduced by Carl Gustav Jung in regard to the Oedipus complex manifested in young girls. The Oedipus complex occurs in the third — phallic stage — of the five psychosexual development stages: the oral, the anal, the phallic, the latent, and the genital — in which the source of libidinal pleasure is in a different erogenous zone of the infant's body. In classical Freudian psychoanalytic theory, child's identification with the same-sex parent is the successful resolution of the Oedipus complex and of the Electra complex; key psychological experiences that are necessary for the development of a mature sexual role and identity.

Definition of oedipal in the English dictionary

The definition of oedipal in the dictionary is of, relating to, or characteristic of the Oedipus complex.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OEDIPAL


archetypal
ˌɑːkɪˈtaɪpəl
caple
ˈkeɪpəl
cripple
ˈkrɪpəl
disciple
dɪˈsaɪpəl
maple
ˈmeɪpəl
multiple
ˈmʌltɪpəl
municipal
mjuːˈnɪsɪpəl
nipple
ˈnɪpəl
papal
ˈpeɪpəl
participle
ˈpɑːtɪsɪpəl
principal
ˈprɪnsɪpəl
principle
ˈprɪnsɪpəl
ripple
ˈrɪpəl
Siple
ˈsaɪpəl
sipple
ˈsɪpəl
staple
ˈsteɪpəl
tipple
ˈtɪpəl
triple
ˈtrɪpəl
tripple
ˈtrɪpəl
vice-principal
ˌvaɪsˈprɪnsɪpəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OEDIPAL

oecology
OECS
oecumenic
oecumenical
oecumenically
OED
oedema
oedemata
oedematose
oedematous
oedipally
oedipean
Oedipus
Oedipus complex
oedometer
OEEC
OEIC
oeil-de-boeuf
oeillade
oeils-de-boeuf

WORDS THAT END LIKE OEDIPAL

appal
Ashurbanipal
assistant principal
Assurbanipal
Bhopal
carpal
chappal
coprincipal
episcopal
hippocampal
Nepal
nonmunicipal
opal
pal
pen pal
pipal
pupal
sepal
subprincipal
vorpal

Synonyms and antonyms of oedipal in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «oedipal» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OEDIPAL

Find out the translation of oedipal to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of oedipal from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «oedipal» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

恋母情结
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

edípico
570 millions of speakers

English

oedipal
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

Oedipal
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

أوديبي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

эдипальная
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

edipiana
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

oedipal
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

œdipienne
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Oedipal
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

ödipalen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

エディプス
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

오이디푸스
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Oedipal
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

oedipal
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

எதிர்பாலாராகிய பெற்றோர் வகையில், குழந்தைகளுக்கு உள்ளூர உணர்ச்சிக் கூறு சார்ந்த
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ओडििपल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ödipal
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

edipico
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

edypalną
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

едіпального
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

oedipian
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

οιδιπόδεια
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Oedipale
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

oidipala
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Ødipuskompleks
5 millions of speakers

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OEDIPAL» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about oedipal

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OEDIPAL»

Discover the use of oedipal in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to oedipal and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Oedipal Rejection
While many psychoanalytic schools of thought have dumped the concept of Oedipal development altogether, others have maintained the core ideas of triangular relations and broadened the possibilities for understanding the positions of male ...
Scott Harms Rose
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A Non-Oedipal Psychoanalysis?: A Clinical Anthropology of ...
And yet the majority of commentaries, hailing from some of the most diverse psychoanalytical traditions, not only provide an oedipal explanation of dora's “ petite hystérie” but also unjustly attribute this explanation to Freud.12 it is undoubtedly ...
Philippe Van Haute, Tomas Geyskens, 2012
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Inside Out and Outside in: Psychodynamic Clinical Theory and ...
Freud hypothesized that children ultimately resolve their oedipal conflicts through developing a conscience. Through the process of identifying with the same-sex parent and by taking on the attributes, values, and ideals of that parent, a child's ...
Joan Berzoff, Laura Melano Flanagan, Patricia Hertz, 2008
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The Meanings of "Beauty and the Beast": A Handbook
With regard to "Beauty and the Beast," Bettelheim generally follows the lead of the Jungians but differs slightly in identifying Beauty's problem as an oedipal one. A Freudian concept, the oedipal complex refers to a period in most children's ...
Jerry Griswold, 2004
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Narrative in the Feminine: Daphne Marlatt and Nicole Brossard
A breakthrough in feminist narrative analysis was made in the early 1980s, when Teresa de Lauretis, reading Jurij Lotman, argued that desire in conventional quest narrative is none other than the Oedipal desire of a male subject who must  ...
Susan Knutson, 2000
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Cinema Studies: The Key Concepts
Oedipal trajectory (see also classic Hollywood cinema, Imaginary/ Symbolic, psychoanalysis, suture) The term Oedipal trajectory is a concept used in film psychoanalytic theory to refer to a convention of classic Hollywood cinema whereby the ...
Susan Hayward, 2000
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Feminisms: An Anthology of Literary Theory and Criticism
In attempting to save Freud for feminism (to save him more generally for today's world), many have turned to the concept of the pre-Oedipal mother and proposed her to balance the Oedipal father in the life-history of the child. But it seems to ...
Robyn R. Warhol, Diane Price Herndl, 1997
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The Language of Winnicott: A Dictionary of Winnicott's Use ...
Disaster and Oedipus Bion clinically observes a situation that can be described as the destruction of the Oedipal pre-conception (q.v.). It constitutes "a disaster to the ego" (EP, 93). Its clinical relevance is that such an observation enables the ...
Jan Abram, 2007
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Normal Child and Adolescent Development
parents end up where they began: their genital-narcissistic phase identification with the same-gender parent propels them into their oedipal phase, and their continued wish to maintain this same- gender identification helps them resolve their ...
Ralph J. Gemelli, 1996
10
A Story of Her Own: The Female Oedipus Complex Reexamined ...
A Story of Her Own reviews and evaluates existing psychoanalytic theories about the 'female oedipal complex, ' from early theories by Freud to contemporary writings from many theoretical frameworks.
Nancy Kulish, Deanna Holtzman, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OEDIPAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term oedipal is used in the context of the following news items.
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Anthony Caro: The shaping of a radical
... parents — Henry Moore at YSP and Barbara Hepworth at the Hepworth Wakefield — and whose heritage he trampled with Oedipal glee. «Financial Times, Jul 15»
2
Review: 'Kafka on the Shore,' a Metaphysical Odyssey Adapted …
Unhappy at home with his famous sculptor father and convinced that he needs to flee to avoid a dark Oedipal destiny, he moves on and ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
3
First Nighter: Cheek by Jowl's Declan Donnellan Gleefully Undoes …
While exiting, I overheard one patron explaining to her friends that the boy's activity was an Oedipal complex manifestation. It's a respectable ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
4
Suits Recap: Getting Down in the Mud
How very Oedipal of him. We end with no closure for Harvey as he walks out in the middle of his session, but we do get to see Louis finally go ... «ScreenFad, Jul 15»
5
How an Unlikely Hollywood Juggernaut Came to Rule Netflix
... and even inexpensive studio films like Cyrus, an Oedipal love triangle starring Jonah Hill, or the Jason Segel-led Jeff, Who Lives at Home, ... «Wired, Jul 15»
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Marilyn Manson's loud doom and grind, at Bold Sphere Music at …
... puppies as he rambled about the road to excess and punching God in the face, quoting from the Oedipal part of the Doors' "The End.". «NOLA.com, Jul 15»
7
New Takes on Shakespeare and Sophocles
... one belonging to a teenager running from home to escape his Oedipal curse, the other belonging to an elderly man who has lost his memory. «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
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Ubu Roi: an unforgiving satire on manners old and modern
... personae include “the entire” Russian and Polish armies – we have six actors in search of the violent, original Oedipal spirit of the piece. «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
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Review: True Detective “Other Lives”- A Glimmer of Hope
Woodrugh's mother stole $20,000 from her son in a weird oedipal plot to prevent his happiness. Everybody who's name isn't in the opening ... «Inside Pulse, Jul 15»
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Chavez Hurt His Hand
It could be Oedipal. He has been called, among other things, a “spoiled rich kid” by writers far and wide, by writers slim and wide, with no ... «Boxing.com, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Oedipal [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/oedipal>. Nov 2020 ».
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