Definition of pre-Freudian in English:

pre-Freudian

adjective

  • Existing or occurring before the impact and influence of Freudian ideas; characterized by attitudes that prevailed prior to Freud's work in psychoanalysis; unaware or ignorant of Freudian concepts.

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in Social Forces. From pre- + Freudian.

Pronunciation

pre-Freudian

/priːˈfrɔɪdɪən/