Jamais Vécu

By Renée Grinnell

A false sense of unfamiliarity in a situation. Literally means “never lived” or “never experienced” in French.

Example: An infantryman under intense bombardment for the third time in a week suddenly gets the strange feeling he’s never held a rifle before.

    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 22 Oct 2008