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    The ‘hate and vengeance’ complex- 2nd opinion

    The ‘hate and vengeance’ complex inhibits one’s ability to think rationally.


    sounds right?

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    Re: The ‘hate and vengeance’ complex- 2nd opinion

    I've never heard of the hate and vengeance complex, but the sentence makes sense.

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    Re: The ‘hate and vengeance’ complex- 2nd opinion

    It sounds odd as the only examples of this complex that I can find are questions you have posted online. It is not grammatically wrong, but it doesn't sound right because it seems to be a made-up complex.

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    Re: The ‘hate and vengeance’ complex- 2nd opinion

    hate and vengeance = being vindictive

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    Re: The ‘hate and vengeance’ complex- 2nd opinion

    What point are you making, Ted? Have you found this to be a common collocation for a complex?

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    Re: The ‘hate and vengeance’ complex- 2nd opinion

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    hate and vengeance = being vindictive
    I know what the words mean, but can you find them being used in a similar way to, say, inferiority complex? I couldn't, which is why I said it wasn't a natural phrase.

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    Re: The ‘hate and vengeance’ complex- 2nd opinion

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    What point are you making, Ted? Have you found this to be a common collocation for a complex?
    No, I have not. That was just a suggestion to replace the made-up phrase.

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    Re: The ‘hate and vengeance’ complex- 2nd opinion

    Do you mean the OP's sentence can be rewritten as 'Being vindictive inhibits one’s ability to think rationally'?

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    Re: The ‘hate and vengeance’ complex- 2nd opinion

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    Do you mean the OP's sentence can be rewritten as 'Being vindictive inhibits one’s ability to think rationally'?
    That works for me.

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    Re: The ‘hate and vengeance’ complex- 2nd opinion

    I guess OP means the mind is being preoccupied with thoughts of vengeance.

    Having vindictive thoughts inhibits one's ability to think rationally

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