Electra complex love

Electra complex

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun In psychoanalysis, a daughter's unconscious libidinal desire for her father.

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  • noun psychoanalysis The theory that a female's psychological development involves a sexual attachment to the father and jealousy of the mother.

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  • noun a complex of females; sexual attraction to the father

Etymologies

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With reference to Electra of Greek mythology, who killed her mother.

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