Synonyms and Antonyms for reaction-formation

1. reaction formation (n.)

(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

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2. formation (n.)

an arrangement of people or things acting as a unit

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3. formation (n.)

the act of fabricating something in a particular shape

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5. formation (n.)

a particular spatial arrangement

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7. formation (n.)

natural process that causes something to form

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9. reaction (n.)

an idea evoked by some experience

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