Definition of Oedipally in English:



  • See Oedipal

    • ‘For the boy the serpent stands Oedipally for the desire for the mother.’
    • ‘The strong-willed novelist struggles to balance the needs of her frail and temperamental lover against those of her high-spirited daughter and her Oedipally challenged son, who hates him for it.’
    • ‘The Rat Man's guilt, arising from these oedipally murderous feelings, led him to deflect his hostility onto himself in the form of suicidal thoughts.’
    • ‘The Oedipally challenged young writer struggling to find his way artistically and romantically, seems a good decade older than usual’
    • ‘The Oedipally jealous son confronts his vain, self-deluding mother.’