oral character


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oral character

[′ȯr·əl ′kar·ik·tər]
(psychology)
A Freudian term applied to persons who have undergone an unusual degree of oral stimulation during the developmental period and are characterized by an attitude of carefree indifference and by dependence on a mother figure.
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The Oral Character of Southern Literature: Explaining the Distinctiveness of Regional Texts.
The oral character of Southern literature; explaining the distinctiveness of regional texts.
persuasively presents evidence of the originally oral character of the material in the Didache.
A BBC spokesman in London explained that the programme will 'explore the oral character of the area through the voices of the men and women who worked on the docks which have now been transformed into trendy apartment complexes.