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filicide

(ˈfɪlɪˌsaɪd)
n
1. the act of killing one's own son or daughter
2. a person who does this
[C17: from Latin fīlius son or fīlia daughter + -cide]
ˌfiliˈcidal adj
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filicide

1. a parent who kills a son or daughter.
2. the killing of a son or daughter by a parent. — filicidal, adj.
See also: Children
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.filicide - a parent who murders his own son or daughter
parent - a father or mother; one who begets or one who gives birth to or nurtures and raises a child; a relative who plays the role of guardian
2.filicide - the murder of your own son or daughter
murder, slaying, execution - unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being
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Mom and Dad (2017) (Sky Cinema Premiere, 1.50pm & 9.40pm) Bursts of static transmitted through television screens and radios ignite filicidal urges in mild-mannered parents.
MOM AND DAD (15) HHHH H BURSTS of static transmitted through television screens and radios ignite filicidal urges in mild-mannered parents As mass hysteria sweeps through America, Brent Ryan (Nicolas Cage, left) and his wife Kendall (Selma Blair) struggle to connect with each other, their truculent daughter Carly (Anne Winters) and young son Josh (Zackary Arthur).
MOM AND DAD (15) HHHH H BURSTS of static transmitted through television screens and radios ignite filicidal urges in mild-mannered parents As mass hysteria sweeps America, Brent Ryan (Nicolas Cage) and wife Kendall (Selma Blair) struggle to connect, their truculent daughter Carly (Anne Winters) and young son Josh (Zackary Arthur).
| Available to stream or dowload July 2 and to buy on DVD from HHHH H BURSTS of static transmitted through television screens and radios ignite filicidal urges in mild-mannered parents As mass hysteria sweeps through America, Brent Ryan (Nicolas Cage, left) and his wife Kendall (Selma Blair) struggle to connect with each other, their truculent daughter Carly (Anne Winters) and young son Josh (Zackary Arthur).
The elder Horace's reaction of horror and filicidal rage that is blasted across three consecutive scenes (3.6-4.2) reinforces the moral condemnation generated by Horace's flight.
(14,15) Nonetheless the presence of minor mental illness in filicidal offenders was relatively low: only about 2% to 4% of studied offenders had an anxiety disorder (20,21) and a small proportion, in particular those who committed neonaticide, manifested dissociative phenomenon or symptoms of post-traumatic stress.
(2007) found that typical symptoms of mental disorder displayed by filicidal mothers who kill older children, in the period leading up to the act, include major depression, psychotic illness, intense psychosocial distress, "disorganized thinking and [an] unstable mental State, and suicidal ideation, while women who commit retaliating filicide "typically have personality disorders and a high incidence of suicide attempts" (2007, 77, 80).
(3) In an international review of the psychiatric literature, Resnick found filicidal mothers frequently experienced depression, psychosis, suicidal thoughts and other prior mental health problems.
This malleability enables a spectrum of political attitudes ranging from naive pacifism to messianic nationalism, always linked to patricidal fantasies and filicidal counter accusations.
Dawkins opens The God Delusion chapter two with, "The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sado-masochistic, capriciously malevolent bully." (6) Dawkins protests it is unfair to attack such an easy target, but urgently necessary because of widespread belief in the "Abrahamic God." (7) Dawkins devotes a full chapter of The God Delusion to "The 'Good' Book and the Moral Zeitgeist," since, "God, or some other Biblical character might serve as...a role model." (8)
For Gordin, writing a Yiddish Medea would require re-envisioning the emblematic filicidal murderess as a woman motivated primarily by her unrelenting devotion to her children.