anaclitic
adjective Etymology: Greek anaklitos, verbal of anaklinein to lean upon, from ana- + klinein to lean — more at lean Date: 1922 of, relating to, or characterized by the direction of love toward an object (as the mother) that satisfies nonsexual needs (as hunger)

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  • anaclitic — anaclític adj. m., pl. anaclítici; f. sg. anaclítică, pl. anaclítice Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  ANACLÍTIC, Ă adj. (psihan.) în asociere cu, bazat pe... (< engl. anacl …   Dicționar Român

  • anaclitic — [an΄ə klit′ik] adj. [< Gr anaklitos, for reclining < anaklinein, to lean upon < ana , on + klinein, to LEAN1] Psychoanalysis having the libido dependent upon another instinct …   English World dictionary

  • anaclitic — adjective /ænəˈklɪtɪk/ a) Denoting a person whose choice of love interest arises from the dependence of the libido on another instinct (e.g. hunger). , 1982: I don’t think I have to gloss the true anaclitic purport behind your need to humiliate a …   Wiktionary

  • anaclitic — /an euh klit ik/, adj. Psychoanal. exhibiting or pertaining to anaclisis. [1920 25; < Gk anáklit(os) for reclining (anakli (see ANACLISIS) + tos verbal adj. suffix) + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • anaclitic — Leaning or depending upon; in psychoanalysis, relating to the dependence of the infant on the mother or mother substitute. See a. depression. [G. ana, toward, + klino, to lean] * * * an·a·clit·ic an ə klit ik adj of, relating to, or characterized …   Medical dictionary

  • anaclitic — adj. pertaining to anaclisis (tendency to choose a mate who resembles a parent) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • anaclitic — [ˌanə klɪtɪk] adjective Psychoanalysis relating to or characterized by a strong emotional dependence on another or others. Origin 1920s: from Gk anaklitos for reclining …   English new terms dictionary

  • anaclitic — an·a·clit·ic …   English syllables

  • anaclitic — /ænəˈklɪtɪk/ (say anuh klitik) adjective exhibiting or relating to anaclisis …   Australian English dictionary

  • anaclitic —   a. (of relationships), marked by dependence on another, or other people; (of sexual desire) dependent on another, non sexual instinct, such as hunger …   Dictionary of difficult words

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