Definition of psychobabble in English:


Syllabification: psy·cho·bab·ble
Pronunciation: /ˈsīkōˌbabəl


informal derogatory
Jargon used in popular psychology.
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  • Is this self-indulgent psychobabble or legitimate therapy?
  • Unfortunately, in this reviewer's estimation, it is a flawed one: an attempted blend of evolutionary theory as the basis for psychology and implausible Freudian psychobabble.
  • The author aims to provide readers with a ‘profound psychological insight’ into the life of Bill Clinton but ends up spouting Freudian psychobabble.

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