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Jamais Vécu

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.

Jamais Vécu
APA Reference
Grinnell, R. (2018). Jamais Vécu. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 19, 2020, from