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also Oed·i·pal  (ĕd′ə-pəl, ē′də-)
Of, relating to, or characteristic of the Oedipus complex: oedipal conflicts.

oed′i·pal·ly adv.
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(ˈɛd ə pəl, ˈi də-)

adj. (often cap.)
of, characterized by, or resulting from the Oedipus complex.
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[ˈiːdɪpl] ADJ [conflict, situation] → edípico
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Padar first noted that even though the myth of Oedipus (by Sophocles) contains important female figures, it has always been accepted as the developmental journey of an Oedipally young man.
Failing Oedipally (in a Sophoclean sense, at least) to identify her own father, she recognizes only his "age and poverty," and surmises incorrectly that she has been summoned in an appeal for charity: '"Put up your purse,' said the supposed mendicant, with an inexplicable smile: 'Keep it--keep all your wealth--until I demand it all, or none!'" With a lamp that also exposes "the discomfort and sordidness of his abode," he studies his daughter proudly, "from top to toe" (191), inverting the privilege of scrutiny accorded by reformist convention to the charitable visitor.
Bloom's heroes were Oedipally girded literati who scorched earth, superseding forebears with their great originality and proving themselves in feats of Agon.
(23) But the relationship with the law is also a complex one, because not only is the law Oedipally prohibitive; it is also sensuous, provoking transgressions at the same time as it outlaws them.
have blurred with the murderer's blowing: father and uncle are briefly Oedipally synonymous.
To be sure, Koehler's pop-psychoanalysis invariably tends to exculpate Wagner as the Oedipally obsessed, neurotic undead brother of Antigone, who has been betrayed by every "Jewish" father figure, whom Wagner unconsciously stuffs into that role.