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Definitions for horney
ˈhɔr naɪhor·ney

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Horney, Karen Horney, Karen Danielsen Horneynoun

    United States psychiatrist (1885-1952)


  1. Horney

    Horney is a surname.


  1. horney

    Horney is a term derived from the name of the psychoanalyst Karen Horney and refers to the psychological concept related to her theoretical framework. In Horney's theory, "horney" is used to describe an individual's tendency to cope with or defend against feelings of anxiety, insecurity, or inadequacy by adopting specific self-protective strategies that can vary between individuals. These strategies can include seeking approval, striving for independence, distancing oneself from others, or seeking domination or control over others. Overall, the concept of "horney" relates to how individuals manage their basic anxieties and strives to understand their underlying motivations and patterns of behavior.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Horney is ranked #18116 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Horney surname appeared 1,537 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Horney.

    94.5% or 1,453 total occurrences were White.
    2.4% or 38 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.3% or 21 total occurrences were Black.
    1% or 16 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of horney in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of horney in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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  1. Vice President Mike Pence:

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