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1.
Denying or refusing to acknowledge something that is blatantly obvious as if your head were in the sand like an ostrich.
Guy: You know, I didn't see them kissing. I saw them canoodling in the library for hours but I had no idea he was cheating on you.

Girl: Really? Sounds like you've got the Ostrich Syndrome.
 
2.
Refers to an affliction that some people exhibit when they are confronted by social, political, or controversial issues be that in their personal life or outside; they would just rather ignore it or as the ostrich does, bury his head in the sand when confronted by danger hoping it will go away.
Too bad that Jim doesn't see the restructuring going on at work that will cost him his job. He's hoping it won't affect him, he has Ostrich Syndrome.
If you can't see the subterfuge going on in government, you probably have Ostrich Syndrome.
by Cryptic1 September 06, 2013
 
3.
an affliction in which a person (males have a much higher rate of infection than females) ignores something extremely important that he must take care of, and instead "sticks their head in the sand" like an ostrich in an attempt to forget about the pressing issue completely
Zephora: "Doesn't Gabriel have that court thing tomorrow?"

Priscilla: "Yes, but he has total Ostrich Syndrome about it. I'm not even sure he's going to show up for it!"
by tankedgirl October 31, 2010
 
4.
An affliction that mostly infects Leftists regarding the state of the world, i.e.: The War on Terror. Symptoms include, but are not limited to: voting for democrats; lack of realization that Islamic Fascists want to kill us; believe that these same Islamic Fascists can be negotiated or reasoned with; thinking that Cindy Sheehan is a pretty neat person; taking films by Michael Moore seriously; actually believe that the Bush administration "set up" 9/11.
"All we need is for the Ostrich Syndrome to expand and we can win back the Senate and House!" Nancy Pelosi grinned gleefully as she allowed Howard Dean access to her rear entrance.
by Tiberius1701 September 12, 2006
 
5.
An affliction that mostly infects Leftists regarding the state of the world, i.e.: The War on Terror. Symptoms include, but are not limited to: voting for democrats; lack of realization that Islamic Fascists want to kill us; believe that these same Islamic Fascists can be negotiated or reasoned with; thinking that Cindy Sheehan is a pretty neat person; taking films by Michael Moore seriously; actually believe that the Bush administration "set up" 9/11.
"All we need is for the Ostrich Syndrome to expand and we can win back the Senate and House!" Nancy Pelosi grinned gleefully as she allowed Howard Dean access to her rear entrance.
by Tiberius1701 September 11, 2006
 
6.
An affliction that mostly infects Leftists regarding the state of the world, i.e.: The War on Terror. Symptoms include, but are not limited to: voting for democrats; lack of realization that Islamic Fascists want to kill us; believe that these same Islamic Fascists can be negotiated or reasoned with; thinking that Cindy Sheehan is a pretty neat person; taking films by Michael Moore seriously; actually believe that the Bush administration "set up" 9/11.
Thes folks can sometimes be found in trees or treehouses.
"All we need is for the Ostrich Syndrome to expand and we can win back the Senate and House!" Nancy Pelosi grinned gleefully as she allowed Howard Dean access to her rear entrance.
by Tiberius1701 September 15, 2006