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Meaning of "Oedipus complex" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OEDIPUS COMPLEX

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OEDIPUS COMPLEX

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Oedipus complex is a noun.
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WHAT DOES OEDIPUS COMPLEX MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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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.

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WORDS THAT END LIKE OEDIPUS COMPLEX

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Synonyms and antonyms of Oedipus complex in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «Oedipus complex» into 25 languages

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Translator English - Chinese

恋母情结
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

complejo de Edipo
570 millions of speakers

English

Oedipus complex
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ईडिपस जटिल
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

عقدة أوديب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Эдипов комплекс
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

complexo de Édipo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ওডিপাস জটিল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

complexe d´Œdipe
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kompleks Oedipus
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Ödipuskomplex
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

エディプス·コンプレックス
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

오이디푸스 콤플렉스
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Komplek Oedipus
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

Oedipus phức tạp
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஓடிபஸ் சிக்கலானது
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ओडेपस कॉम्प्लेक्स
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Oidipus kompleksi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

complesso di Edipo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kompleks Edypa
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Едипів комплекс
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

complexul lui Oedip
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

οιδιπόδειο σύμπλεγμα
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

Oedipus kompleks
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

Oidipus komplex
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Ødipus -komplekset
5 millions of speakers

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OEDIPUS COMPLEX»

Discover the use of Oedipus complex in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Oedipus complex and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Oedipus Complex Today: Clinical Implications
A collection of papers focusing on the Kleinian conception of the Oedipus complex, how this is now understood, and what effect it has had on clinical practice.The papers by Ronald Britton, Michael Feldman and Edna O'Shaughnessy which form ...
Ronald Britton, Michael Feldman, Edna O'Shaughnessy, 1989
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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
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My Oedipus Complex: and Other Stories
The story of the title deals with a little boy named Larry and his feelings towards his father.
Frank O'Connor, 2005
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The Oedipus Complex
The story is famous; its interpretation unsettling and controversial. It has retained its power to shock and is today, albeit in an adapted form, a recurrent tool for therapy.
Robert Young, 2001
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Oedipus Ubiquitous: The Family Complex in World Folk Literature
Includes bibliographical references and index. "This work is one of two books that won the 1997 Boyer Prize in psychoanalytic anthropology.
Allen W. Johnson, Douglass Richard Price-Williams, 1996
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Female Sexuality and the Oedipus Complex
Examines the conflicts, influences, and developmental processes that determine female sexuality and normal and abnormal variations in the oedipal complex
Humberto Nágera, 1975
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The Tragic Effect: The Oedipus Complex in Tragedy
In this stimulating and wide-ranging 1979 study, André Green demonstrates the relevance of psychoanalysis to literary criticism.
André Green, 2011
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New Studies of Old Villains: A Radical Reconsideration of ...
In this revolutionary book Paul Verhaeghe, an expert Lacanian psychoanalyst and psychologist and award-winning author, explains why the Oedipus complex is not what it appears to be.
Paul Verhaeghe, 2009
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Oedipus in the Trobriands
His other works include Gender and Culture, Oedipus in the Trobriands, and Culture and Human Nature.
‎1993
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Son and Father: Before and Beyond the Oedipus Complex
Includes commentary on Franz Kafka and Shakespeare's Hamlet.
Peter Blos, 1985

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OEDIPUS COMPLEX»

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'Chetan Bhagat should next write a psychoanalysis of Rajiv Malhotra'
For example, they apply the Oedipus Complex to Shiva, his wife Parvati and their elephant-head son Ganesh. In this way, Lord Ganesh's ... «Scroll.in, Jul 15»
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Sodom and Gomerica
... they said it was all the result of aberrations in childhood-an unresolved Oedipus complex or the Electra, according to the new gospel-bearer; ... «Daily Trust, Jul 15»
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15 Most Inappropriate Batman Comics Storylines Of All Time‏
There's also his Bat-Family of perverts, Oedipus complex sufferers and dysfunctional butlers who die and come back as supervillains. The bulk ... «WhatCulture, Jul 15»
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The silent treatment
I'm not exactly sure why I'm this way, but considering that every human personality trait from narcissism to Oedipus Complex has its roots in ... «Myguidon, Jul 15»
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Hamlet makes waves
He even addressed Oedipus complex in Hamlet and obsessive-compulsive disorder in Macbeth, what with Lady Macbeth constantly washing ... «Ahmedabad Mirror, Jul 15»
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'True Detective's' queasy take on male sexuality
“So strong,” she tells him, stroking Paul's back with the air of a woman who yearns for her son to be diagnosed with an Oedipus complex. «Washington Post, Jul 15»
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The seven ages of family life: from shotgun weddings to silver splitters
Add to that the themes of unnatural mother-son interest (the Oedipus complex) and father-daughter machinations (the Electra complex), and the ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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Hamlet makes the waves
He even addressed the Oedipus complex in Hamlet and the obsessive- compulsive disorder in Macbeth, what with Lady Macbeth constantly ... «Mumbai Mirror, Jul 15»
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Daddy's little girl pushes mom aside, for now
Indeed, the psychoanalyst Carl Jung theorized that this all stems from the female version of the Oedipus Complex. The Electra Complex (rather ... «Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Jul 15»
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My daughter's heart belongs to Daddy
Indeed, the psychoanalyst Carl Jung theorised that this all stems from the female version of the Oedipus Complex. The Electra Complex (rather ... «Irish Independent, Jun 15»

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