Freudian slip
noun Date: 1953 a slip of the tongue that is motivated by and reveals some unconscious aspect of the mind

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Freudian slip — Freudian slips N COUNT If someone accidentally says something that reveals their subconscious feelings, especially their sexual feelings, this is referred to as a Freudian slip …   English dictionary

  • Freudian slip — n a slip of the tongue that is motivated by and reveals some unconscious aspect of the mind …   Medical dictionary

  • Freudian slip — n something you say that is different from what you intended to say, and shows your true thoughts …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Freudian slip — noun count something you say that is not what you intended to say but might show what you are really thinking …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Freudian slip — n. a mistake made in speaking by which, it is thought, the speaker inadvertently reveals unconscious motives, desires, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Freudian slip — A Freudian slip, or parapraxis, is an error in speech, memory, or physical action that is believed to be caused by the subconscious mind. Some errors, such as a man accidentally calling his wife by the name of another woman, seem to represent… …   Wikipedia

  • Freudian slip — noun a slip up that (according to Sigmund Freud) results from the operation of unconscious wishes or conflicts and can reveal unconscious processes in normal healthy individuals • Hypernyms: ↑slip, ↑slip up, ↑miscue, ↑parapraxis * * * noun, pl ⋯… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Freudian slip — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms Freudian slip : singular Freudian slip plural Freudian slips something you say that is not what you intended to say but that might show what you are really thinking …   English dictionary

  • Freudian slip —    A Freudian slip is a mistake made by a speaker which is considered to reveal their true thoughts or feelings.     So you got the job I m so sad ... Sorry, I mean glad ! …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • freudian Slip —    If someone makes a Freudian slip, they accidentally use the wrong word, but in doing so reveal what they are really thinking rather than what they think the other person wants to hear.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

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