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death wish Line breaks: death wish

Definition of death wish in English:


An unconscious desire for one’s own death.
Example sentences
  • The parallel between suicide and death was established as early as Freud in his discussions of the death wish, and also in the work of Klein.
  • In many senses, an especially beautiful literary expression of suicide that does not involve the death wish is in The Little Prince.
  • Whether this collision was really an accident or due to a subconscious death wish is open to question.
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