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reaction formation

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  • (psychiatry) a defense mechanism in which a person unconsciously develops attitudes and behavior that are the opposite of unacceptable repressed desires and impulses and serve to conceal them (noun.process)
    (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires (noun.process)

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hypernym domain category defence defence mechanism defence reaction defense defense mechanism defense reaction psychiatry psychological medicine psychopathology

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