Cain complex


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Cain com·plex

(kān),
a rarely used term for extreme envy or jealousy of a brother, leading to hatred.
Synonym(s): brother complex
[Cain, biblical personage]
A destructive sibling rivalry, in which one of the siblings resents the other for perceived favouritism from a parental figure

Cain complex

Psychiatry A destructive sibling rivalry, in which one of the sibs resents the other for perceived favoritism from a parental figure

Cain com·plex

(kān kom'pleks)
Extreme envy or jealousy of a brother, degenerating into hatred.
[Cain, biblical personage]

Cain,

character in Old Testament of the Bible who killed his brother Abel out of jealousy.
Cain complex - hatred of a brother due to envy or jealousy. Synonym(s): brother complex