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|Noun||1.||acting out - a (usually irritating) impulsive and uncontrollable outburst by a problem child or a neurotic adult|
|2.||acting out - (psychiatry) the display of previously inhibited emotions (often in actions rather than words); considered to be healthy and therapeutic|
psychiatry, psychological medicine, psychopathology - the branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders
display - exhibiting openly in public view; "a display of courage"
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acting outn (psych) paso al acto, expresión f de emociones o impulsos reprimidos
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