Named after Austrian psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud (1856–1939).
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˌfɹɔɪdɪ.ən ˈslɪp/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˌfɹɔɪdi.ən ˈslɪp/
- Rhymes: -ɪp
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- (psychology) A mistake in speech or action in which a person supposedly shows their true subconscious desires.
- 1936, “Review of The Anatomy of Personality”, in (Please provide the book title or journal name):
- After disposing of these general topics in a chapter entitled "The Manners of All Men" (but which, by some Freudian slip, we suppose, deals chiefly with 'The Impure Man')
- 1938, “The Work of Art in the Epoch of its Technical Reproducibility”, in (Please provide the book title or journal name):
- Film has in fact enriched our world of perception, with methods which could be illustrated by Freudian theory. A Freudian slip in conversation would occur fifty years ago more or less unnoticed.
- 1989 April 11, The Age:
- I always felt I was doing a bit of bluffing. I wondered the same when he referred to some of, his ideas being "away with the pixies", Freudian slip or did he intend […]
- 1989 November 29, The Pittsburgh Press:
- After reviewing a tape of a newscast done by our candidate, in my enthusiasm I made my Freudian slip
- Synonym: parapraxis
subconscious mistake in speech or action