penis envy
noun Date: 1924 the supposed coveting of the penis by a young human female which is held in Freudian psychoanalytic theory to lead to feelings of inferiority and defensive or compensatory behavior

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  • Penis envy — For the Crass album, see Penis Envy (album). For the Virgin 1 documentary, see ....Envy. Penis envy in Freudian psychoanalysis refers to the theorized reaction of a girl during her psychosexual development to the realization that she does not… …   Wikipedia

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  • penis envy — noun The alleged unconscious desire of a woman to possess a penis. See Also: womb envy, vagina envy …   Wiktionary

  • penis envy — noun (psychoanalysis) a female s presumed envy of the male s penis; said to explain femininity • Topics: ↑psychoanalysis, ↑analysis, ↑depth psychology • Hypernyms: ↑envy, ↑enviousness …   Useful english dictionary

  • penis envy — noun Psychoanalysis supposed envy of the male s possession of a penis, postulated by Freud to account for some aspects of female behaviour …   English new terms dictionary

  • penis envy — Psychoanal. the repressed wish of a female to possess a penis. [1920 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • penis envy — /ˈpinəs ɛnvi/ (say peenuhs envee) noun (in the psychology of Sigmund Freud) the repressed wish of a woman to possess a penis …   Australian English dictionary

  • Penis Envy (album) — Infobox Album | Name = Penis Envy Type = Album Artist = Crass Released = 1981 Recorded = December, 1980 Genre = Punk rock/Anarcho Punk Length = 32:50 Label = Crass Records Producer = Crass Reviews = *Allmusic Rating|4.5|5… …   Wikipedia

  • ....Envy — Genre Documentary Created by Twofour Broadcast Presented by Various Country of origin United Kingdom Language(s) …   Wikipedia

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