Freudian slip


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Freudian slip

n.
A verbal mistake that is thought to reveal a repressed belief, thought, or emotion.
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Freudian slip

n
(Psychology) any action, such as a slip of the tongue, that may reveal an unconscious thought
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Freud′ian slip′


n.
an inadvertent mistake in speech or writing that supposedly reveals an unconscious motive, wish, attitude, etc.
[1950–55]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Freudian slip - 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
parapraxis, slip-up, miscue, slip - a minor inadvertent mistake usually observed in speech or writing or in small accidents or memory lapses etc.
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Translations
freudovské přeřeknutí
lapsuslapsus révélateur

Freudian slip

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Freudian slip

nlapsus m inv freudiano
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In a bizarre case of a Freudian slip or Chinglish gone awry, hordes of pro-Chinese Communist Party (CCP) demonstrators were overheard inadvertently shouting out "Free China" while trying to drown out their pro-Hong Kong counterparts.
Mr Tapping's letter was a freudian slip, what it actually meant was that, if all his pupils did well in their exams, then the school would do well in the league tables and Mr Tapping himself might be able to afford a better car, a nicer house, a more glamorous holiday.
Perhaps it was just a Freudian slip. Or, more likely, an attempt by Benjamin Netanyahu to convey to his electoral base, following in the footsteps of his friend Donald Trump, an idea that would resonate ahead of the April 9 elections.
It omits the February 1952 story altogether and about "Flo's Freudian Slip," October, 1947, Gardner says "Esquire cut and rewrote the story, but when I read my original text it was even worse, so I tore it up."
'It sounded more like a 'Freudian slip' from an individual who was once accused by a leader of the Northern Elders Forum(NEF), Paul Unongo of being the financier of militant herdsmen.
Keith Brown introduced her, in a Freudian slip, as: "The only party leader with a clear division of the future."
But was the veteran broadcaster, who has been reporting on politics since the 1970s, having a flashback or was this a Freudian slip suggesting the two women have more in common than holding the top job?
Again, this is not a, like, Freudian slip or anything like that.
'Is that a subconscious slip, sort of a Freudian slip? Alam ko naman yan I'm always on top of his mind, kapag sinabi na nya ang tungkol sa droga, you can be sure na ako ang isusunod nya.
She attempts to apologise but a Freudian slip gets in the way.
Many see this as a sort of Freudian slip. Knowing that he chased after a demonstrator, cornered him in a shop and shouted at him "Israil dE[micro]lE-" (Israeli sperm), one could even be inclined to think that he has sympathies for Hitler.