Definition of displacement activity in English:
An animal or human activity that seems inappropriate to the context, such as head-scratching when one is confused, considered to arise unconsciously when a conflict between antagonistic urges cannot be resolved.
- When it happened, it was almost a displacement activity.
- Yet the whole affair was a displacement activity: an exercise in self-deception.
- What choice did I have but to find some displacement activity?
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