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In 1973 a group of Swedes held hostage in a vault during a bank robbery for six days grew attached to their captors.

1-to develop or have compassion or sympathy for one's abductor
2-to grow attached to or grow to like a person, place, or thing one was forced to put up with

Today it is used as psychological term to analyze mental patients who have been abused,tortured,kidnapped,etc. and many other situations
1-After many failed attempts to escape, the woman quit trying because she had developed Stockholm Syndrome for her captor.

2-Even though the toddler didn't like his new toy, he developed a Stockholm Syndrome for it.
by Adam April 10, 2004
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When a person has been in IKEA so long the items there actually start to look good.
Dude, I think you have Stockholm Syndrome. You've been staring at that Fillsta for an hour.
by Henry Spencer September 24, 2010
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the condition where kidnapping victims sympathize with, grow attached to, identify with, or otherwise feel affection toward their abductor(s).
She didn't want to testify against the man that kidnapped her because she suffered from Stockholm syndrome.
by Jake December 31, 2003
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A Muse song bordering on the line of insanity. Orgasmic guitar playing and brilliant heavy sections, you haven't lived till you've seen Stockholm Syndrome live.
This is the last time I'll abandon you and this is, the last time I forget you, I wish I could!
by Dave Eras June 22, 2005
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When the vast majority of the items in a home are furnished by Ikea.
Joanie's sofa is a Kivik, her shelf is an Expedit, her coffee table is a Lack, her dinner table is a Jokkmokk, her cabinet is a Hemnes, and her bed is a Fjell. This apartment's got a full on case of Stockholm Syndrome.
by playyourpart June 02, 2013
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(1) Psychological condition in which hostages grow attached to their captor. This can cause the hostages to not testify against him or her and even to try to prevent themselves from being rescued.
(2) Song by blink-182 about paranoia and the feeling that someone's always watching you or reading your mind.
(1) "See that hostage over there ripping the negotiator's head off? He probably suffers from Stockholm syndrome."
(2) "This is the first (thing I remember)
Now it's the last (thing left on my mind)
Afraid of the dark (do you hear me whisper?)
An empty heart (replaced with paranoia)
Where do we go? (Life's temporary)
After we're gone (like New Year's resolutions)
Why is this hard? (Do you recognize me?)
I know I'm wrong (but I can't help believing)"
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Stockholm Syndrome: What it is SAID you have, when you feel compasion for your captors, and the people who are making their lives miserable and are perhaps trying to kill them, don't like it.
"that man must have Stockholm Syndrome, he's standing in the way of the human rights protestor, that I want to beat with my truncheon"
by barticusthe5th December 01, 2009
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