death wish
noun Date: 1913 the conscious or unconscious desire for the death of oneself or of another

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  • death wish — death′ wish n. cvb a conscious or unconscious desire for one s own death or for the death of another • Etymology: 1910–15 …   From formal English to slang

  • death wish — n. Psychiatry a conscious or unconscious desire for the death of another or for one s own death …   English World dictionary

  • death wish — n the conscious or unconscious desire for the death of another or of oneself called also destrudo …   Medical dictionary

  • death wish — ► NOUN ▪ an unconscious desire for one s own death …   English terms dictionary

  • death wish — death ,wish noun count a feeling of wanting to die …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • death wish — noun (psychoanalysis) an unconscious urge to die • Syn: ↑death instinct, ↑Thanatos • Topics: ↑psychoanalysis, ↑analysis, ↑depth psychology • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Death Wish — For the series, see Death Wish (film series). For the psychological condition, see Death drive. For other uses, see Death Wish (disambiguation). Death Wish   …   Wikipedia

  • Death Wish — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel: Ein Mann sieht rot Originaltitel: Death Wish Produktionsland: USA Erscheinungsjahr: 1974 Länge: 93 Minuten Originalsprache: Englisch …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Death Wish — Un justicier dans la ville Un justicier dans la ville (Death Wish) est un film policier américain réalisé par Michael Winner en 1974. C est le début d une série de plusieurs films avec dans le rôle vedette Charles Bronson. Sommaire 1 Synopsis 2… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • death wish — /ˈdɛθ wɪʃ/ (say deth wish) noun 1. the desire, especially subconscious, for one s own death, or sometimes for the death of another. –phrase 2. have a death wish, to pursue a course of action which is against one s own interests, especially one… …   Australian English dictionary

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