Stockholm syndrome

Stockholm syndrome
noun Etymology: from a 1973 robbery attempt in Stockholm, Sweden, during which bank employees held hostage developed sympathetic feelings toward their captors Date: 1978 the psychological tendency of a hostage to bond with, identify with, or sympathize with his or her captor

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  • Stockholm Syndrome — 1978, a psychologists term; the name derives from the Aug. 23, 1973, violent armed robbery of Sveriges Kreditbank in Stockholm, Sweden, after which four bank employees were held hostage in a vault for more than five days. The hostages developed a …   Etymology dictionary

  • Stockholm syndrome — n. [also S S ] a psychological condition in which a person taken hostage sympathizes with or becomes emotionally involved with his or her captors …   English World dictionary

  • Stockholm syndrome — noun A psychological condition in which a hostage emotionally bonds to his or her captor. Youre suffering from what humans call Stockholm Syndrome: you have bonded with your captors …   Wiktionary

  • Stockholm syndrome — Psychiatry. an emotional attachment to a captor formed by a hostage as a result of continuous stress, dependence, and a need to cooperate for survival. [after an incident in STOCKHOLM in 1973, during which a bank employee became romantically… …   Universalium

  • Stockholm syndrome — /ˈstɒkhoʊm sɪndroʊm/ (say stokhohm sindrohm) noun the tendency of hostages to form a sympathetic bond with their captors. {from the experience of hostages in a bank hold up in Stockholm in 1973} …   Australian English dictionary

  • stockholm syndrome — noun Usage: usually capitalized 1st S Etymology: so called from a 1973 robbery attempt in Stockholm, Sweden, during which four bank employees held hostage for six days developed sympathetic feelings toward their captors : the psychological… …   Useful english dictionary

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