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In psychoanalytic theory, a bungled action such as a slip of the tongue whose goal is not achieved and which is replaced by another.
Like symptoms, parapraxes are interpreted by [[Freud]] as compromise formations resulting from a conflict between conscious intentions and repressed feelings or impulses.
* ——. (1916-17a[1915-17]). Introductory lectures on psycho-analysis. SE, 15-16.
* Topique. (1997).