American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Psychiatry A desire for self-destruction, often accompanied by feelings of depression, hopelessness, and self-reproach.
- n. Psychiatry The desire, often unconscious, for the death of another person, such as a parent, toward whom one has unconscious hostility.
- n. A suicidal urge thought to drive certain people to put themselves consistently into dangerous situations.
- n. psychology A desire, especially subconscious, for the death of oneself or of someone else.
- n. (psychoanalysis) an unconscious urge to die
- A calque of German Todeswunsch. (Wiktionary)
- Translation of German Todeswunsch. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The death wish is so ingrained in -em, in every polluted cell o" their shriveled old brains, that nothin" could make a difference.”
“And, if Kurla was not stupid, which she didn't appear to be despite this terrible infatuation for Prane, she must be as aware of his death wish as of his physical pain.”
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Endings, results, and pinnacles. The ideal here is to somehow imply the paradoxical concept of "after-endings".
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