Stockholm syndrome


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Stockholm syndrome

n.
A psychological syndrome in which a person being held captive begins to identify with and grow sympathetic to his or her captor, simultaneously becoming unsympathetic towards the police or other authorities.

[After Stockholmwhere a hostage in a 1973 bank robbery became romantically attached to one of her captors.]

Stockholm syndrome

n
(Psychology) a psychological condition in which hostages or kidnap victims become sympathetic towards their captors
[C20: after a group of hostages in Stockholm in 1973]
Translations
Stockholm-Syndrom
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I just read a book about Stockholm Syndrome, it started off badly but by the end I really liked it.
I just read a book about Stockholm Syndrome - it started off badly but by the end I really liked it.
But that will make the perpetrator look bad, and, as noted, victims afflicted with Stockholm Syndrome do not want to do that.
He said: "There seems to be a kind of Stockholm Syndrome attachment to the old benefits system on the opposition benches despite the fact that this system is very obviously a fraud perpetrated upon the poor, more often than not designed to keep them poor rather than give them the tools and the ladders to climb to take control of their own lives and take financial control of that of their families into the future.
It will be extremely difficult for the security agencies to secure the release of some of them who have been brainwashed into becoming fighters for Boko Haram or those who are currently experiencing the Stockholm Syndrome.
Ali Shakir's third book — Saddam and Me and the Stockholm Syndrome — was published on the 15th of this month byDar Elthaqafa Elgedeeda:
Unfortunately, she apparently developed Stockholm Syndrome after this and believed that she was willingly continuing the relationship after this incident.
Tina Coulson: "Aladdin was a thief, Cinderella was a slave, Ariel sold her soul for a man, Snow White lived with seven men, Belle got Stockholm syndrome (fell in love with her kidnapper), Mulan pretended to be a man (obvs gender fluid), Rapunzel was kidnapped and then ran away with a boy, lets ban all Disney, wrap our kids up in bubble wrap, home school, buy dresses and trousers for our kids.
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Suffering from Stockholm syndrome, kindhearted Reese wants to find the gunslinger that killed Luther Rose's brother so that he can be released from the gang.
STOCKHOLM syndrome is a condition in which hostages develop a psychological link with their captors as a survival strategy.
This hostage behaviour, in connection with the well-known Stockholm syndrome, leads to strange reactions of resignation towards the perpetrators against the European freedom.
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