Definition of Psychobabble

1. Noun. Using language loaded with psychological terminology.

Generic synonyms: Jargon



Definition of Psychobabble

1. Noun. The jargon of psychology and psychoanalysis, especially when regarded as trite or trivial. (defdate from 20th c.) ¹

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Definition of Psychobabble

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Psychobabble

psychoanalyses
psychoanalysing
psychoanalysis
psychoanalyst
psychoanalysts
psychoanalytic
psychoanalytic process
psychoanalytical
psychoanalytically
psychoanalyze
psychoanalyzed
psychoanalyzer
psychoanalyzers
psychoanalyzes
psychoanalyzing
psychobabble (current term)
psychobabbler
psychobabblers
psychobabbles
psychobabbling
psychobehavioral
psychobehavioural
psychobilly
psychobiographer
psychobiographers
psychobiographic
psychobiographical
psychobiographies
psychobiography
psychobiologic

Literary usage of Psychobabble

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1. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"—RD Rosen, psychobabble, 1977 With is sometimes used with inanimate or abstract objects: angry also with the change of fortune which was reshaping the world ..."

2. My Tiny Life: Crime and Passion in a Virtual World by Julian Dibbell (1998)
"Long, semicoherent screeds spilling from one mail-message to another, cogent points drowning in rivers of psychobabble, dulcet-toned conciliatory gestures ..."

3. Do the Right Thing: The People's Economist Speaks by Walter Edward Williams (1995)
"We don't have to consult an expert to give us a dose of psychobabble. It's simple and obvious: The cost of pocket calculators has fallen, and the cost of ..."

4. How Can I Change?: Breaking Free from the Gap Trap by Robin Boisvert, C J Mahaney (1993)
"... he spoke psychobabble fluently, his diagnosis omitted any reference to the "S" word.... Sin. ..."

5. A Testimony of Jesus Christ by Anthony Charles Garland (2007)
"In our modern age of self-esteem and psychobabble, talk of judgment is unwelcome. Study of prophetic passages, especially those from the ..."

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