The definition of a parapraxis is a slip of the tongue, or unintended action, which might reveal a hidden thought.
An example of a parapraxis is a Freudian Slip.
an action in which one's conscious intention is not fully carried out, as in the mislaying of objects, slips of the tongue and pen, etc.: thought to be generally due to a conflicting unconscious intention
Origin of parapraxispara- + praxis
A minor error, such as a slip of the tongue, thought to reveal a repressed motive.
Origin of parapraxispara–1 + Greek praxis, act, action; see praxis.
- a mistake, such as a slip of the tongue, that reveals a concealed thought or motive