Entry: anaclitic (adj.)
In context: "Defining yourself in opposition to something is still being anaclitic on that thing, isn't it?"
Definition: Orig. in phr. anaclitic type (tr. German Anlehnungstypus (Freud), lit. ‘leaning-on type’), a person whose choice of a ‘love object’ is governed by the dependence of the libido on another instinct, e.g. hunger; also in extended use, characterized by dependence on another or others (see quots.).
Other: Fascinating word. I'm not sure how easily I'll be able to work it into conversation. Any suggestions?
SNOOT score: 2
Source: Oxford English Dictionary