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DEATH WISH

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does death wish mean? 

DEATH WISH (noun)
  The noun DEATH WISH has 1 sense:

1. (psychoanalysis) an unconscious urge to die

  Familiarity information: DEATH WISH used as a noun is very rare.


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DEATH WISH (noun)


Sense 1death wish [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(psychoanalysis) an unconscious urge to die

Classified under:

Nouns denoting goals

Synonyms:

death instinct; death wish; Thanatos

Hypernyms ("death wish" is a kind of...):

impulse; urge (an instinctive motive)

Domain category:

analysis; depth psychology; psychoanalysis (a set of techniques for exploring underlying motives and a method of treating various mental disorders; based on the theories of Sigmund Freud)


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