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death wish

n.
1. Psychiatry
a. A desire for self-destruction, often accompanied by feelings of depression, hopelessness, and self-reproach.
b. The desire, often unconscious, for the death of another person, such as a parent, toward whom one has unconscious hostility.
2. A suicidal urge thought to drive certain people to put themselves consistently into dangerous situations.

death wish

Freud's ‘thanatos’, which, like so many of his concepts, was derived from classical mythology. This idea, conceived late in his career, proposed that responses such as denial and rejection of pleasure or the repeated seeking of extreme danger indicated a general wish or instinct for death.
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