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phal·lic

 (făl′ĭk)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or resembling a phallus.
2. Of or relating to the cult of the phallus as an embodiment of generative power: phallic worship.
3. Of or relating to the third stage of psychosexual development in psychoanalytic theory, from about ages three to six, during which gratification is focused on sensations associated with the genital organs. The phallic stage is preceded by the anal stage and followed by the latency period.

[Greek phallikos, from phallos, phallus; see phallus.]

phal′li·cal·ly adv.
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phallic

(ˈfælɪk)
adj
1. of, relating to, or resembling a phallus: a phallic symbol.
2. (Psychoanalysis) psychoanal
a. relating to a stage of psychosexual development during which a male child's interest is concentrated on the genital organs
b. designating personality traits, such as conceit and self-assurance, due to fixation at the phallic stage of development. Compare anal2, oral7, genital2
c. (in Freudian theory) denoting a phase of early childhood in which there is a belief that both sexes possess a phallus
3. (Other Non-Christian Religious Writings) of or relating to phallicism
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phal•lic

(ˈfæl ɪk)

adj.
1. of, pertaining to, or resembling a phallus.
2. of or pertaining to phallicism.
[1780–90; < Greek phallikós]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.phallic - relating to a phallus especially as an embodiment of generative power; "a phallic cult"; "phallic worship"
2.phallic - resembling or being a phallus; "a phallic symbol"; "phallic eroticism"; "priapic figurines"
male - being the sex (of plant or animal) that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that perform the fertilizing function in generation; "a male infant"; "a male holly tree"
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Translations

phallic

[ˈfælɪk] ADJfálico
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phallic

[ˈfælɪk] adjphalliquephallic symbol nsymbole m phallique
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phallic

adjphallisch; phallic symbolPhallussymbol nt
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phallic

[ˈfælɪk] adjfallico/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

phal·lic

a. fálico, rel. al pene.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

phallic

adj fálico
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References in classic literature ?
The one originated with the authors of the Dithyramb, the other with those of the phallic songs, which are still in use in many of our cities.
There, upon huge pedestals of dark rock, sculptured with rude emblems of the Phallic worship, separated from each other by a distance of forty paces, and looking down the road which crossed some sixty miles of plain to Loo, were three colossal seated forms--two male and one female--each measuring about thirty feet from the crown of its head to the pedestal.
The swede-field in which she and her companion were set hacking was a stretch of a hundred odd acres, in one patch, on the highest ground of the farm, rising above stony lanchets or lynchets--the outcrop of siliceous veins in the chalk formation, composed of myriads of loose white flints in bulbous, cusped, and phallic shapes.
By many it has been believed to be identical with the crux ansata of the ancient phallic worship, but it has been traced even beyond all that we know of that, to the rites of primitive peoples.
While Nintendo has prepared a system that prevents certain shapes from&nbsp;being made, many mischievous players bypass this and are able to put in subtle phallic or sexual imagery in the system, according to&nbsp;(https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/18/18485522/nintendo-switch-super-smash-bros-ultimate-stage-builder) The Verge's report.
A PHALLIC protest against potholes seems to have done the trick as repairs were made the very next day.
"It's totally phallic." The pedantic linguist in me wanted to quip: "None of the other monuments and memorial sculptures in Washington, DC are obelisks.
independent of sexuality." This omits Sigmund Freud's adumbration of infantile sexuality (oral, anal, phallic stages) with the phallic stage of infantile sexuality reaching a period of strong arousal between age 3 and 5, which is at the height of the Oedipus and Electra complexes.
Their topics include the medium matters: materiality and metaphor in some Latin curse tablets, phallic magic: a cross-cultural approach to Roman phallic small finds, victory of good over evil: amuletic animal images on Roman engraved gems, and the archaeology of ritual in the domestic sphere: case studies from Karanis and Pompeii.
He said women who called him a misogynist were those suffering from 'phallic syndrome.'