Definition of Oedipal in English:

Oedipal

adjective

Psychoanalysis
  • Relating to or characterized by an Oedipus complex.

    ‘an Oedipal struggle’
    • ‘The Oedipal struggle only results in one dominant male being replaced by another.’
    • ‘There's more here than just adolescent resentment and Oedipal rage.’
    • ‘The conflict between the two is more than an Oedipal conflict between father and son.’
    • ‘Tom feels guilty because, in a tortured reversal of the Oedipal triangle, he hated his son.’
    • ‘The Oedipal struggle between Archie and his awesome father reaches a crisis in Chapter 3.’

Pronunciation

Oedipal

/ˈiːdɪp(ə)l/