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Freudian slip

Any inadvertent verbal or written mistake that reveals, or can be construed as revealing, an unconscious or repressed intention, belief, thought, attitude, etc. Named for the Sigmund Freud, considered the founding father of psychoanalysis, whose work largely focused on the unconscious and repressed elements of the human psyche. He said the wrong woman's name during his wedding ceremony, a Freudian slip that sent the bride-to-be into tears.
See also: Freudian, slip

a ˌFreudian ˈslip

a mistake in speaking or writing which shows what you really think or feel about somebody/something: ‘I’ve never loved, I mean I’ve never stopped loving, my mother.’ ‘Was that a Freudian slip?’This is named after Sigmund Freud.
See also: Freudian, slip
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Freudian Slip held a soft opening Tuesday in Suite 11, a space formerly occupied by Due Donne, a clothing and shoe boutique.
The authors show firstly that Schopenhauer's 'will' can be read parallel with the Freudian 'id' and secondly, what implications can be drawn from their notions of the unconsciousness for the issue of freedom versus necessity and determinism.
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To be called a homophobe is to have a diagnostic label placed on one, suggesting slyly--with that insufferable sanctimony only Freudians are capable of--that one's objections have nothing to do with reason, tradition, theology, or anything else: one is opposed to homosexuality because one is oneself repressed and, quite likely, a sodomite in secret.
In this original, succinct, and highly relevant book, Celia Britton carefully unravels the nature of this contradiction and traces the various distortions and reformulations of Freudian thought within the Antillean context.
The impact of Freudian psychoanalysis on the interpretation of father-daughter incest in courts of law, the social sciences and child-serving agencies during the postwar period was not, as has commonly been assumed, to uniformly silence discussion and prosecution.
This book puts forward an alternative view: that, on the contrary, religion was always present, hidden behind Modernism's glassy facade, not thrown out but suppressed, like the Freudian subconscious.
The intricate yet lucid Freudian reading of Marvell's enigmatic "Nymph complaining for the death of her Faun" by Phillip McCaffrey finds that the Nymph, stalled in a "self-destructive grief[,] .
Freudian Slip is the sequel to his first book, Written in Jest, a series of letters penned as applications for non-existent jobs such as principal stable boy for the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and Government scapegoat.
Arguing that texts like Dante's Inferno have much to teach us about the primitive "excluded possibilities" of social life, he embarks on a Freudian analysis of patristic and medieval Christian depictions of hell.
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Once in worship I misread Titus, declaring that we are to be "uptight" instead of "upright" (a Freudian slip?
Pardes provides a Freudian literary analysis of the exodus-wilderness narratives, found primarily in Exodus and Numbers.
In the first three chapters, she discusses the foundational views of Freudian theory, and integrates more recent ideas from developmental theory and research and post-modern concepts, such as language and meaning, and culture and identity.