137 - Catharsis

Catharsis : Noun

  1. The process of releasing strong emotions through a particular activity or experience, such as writing or theatre, in a way that helps you to understand those emotions (Cambridge)
  2. the process of releasing strong feelings, for example through plays or other artistic activities, as a way of providing relief from anger, mental pain, etc. (Oxford)

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Sentence (s)

  1. It’s the director’s hope that Germans who see his movie will go through a catharsis similar to his own. (Cambridge)

Phrases & Connected Words

  • go through a catharsis

Synonym(s)

  1. Cleansing
  2. Release

Antonym(s)

  1. Lying
  2. Unfairness

Word Family

  1. Cathartic