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1. ego, egotism, self-importance

an inflated feeling of pride in your superiority to others

2. ego, self

your consciousness of your own identity

3. ego

(psychoanalysis) the conscious mind

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of ego
nounWord forms: plural egos
the self of an individual person; the conscious subject
2. psychoanalysis
the conscious mind, based on perception of the environment from birth onwards: responsible for modifying the antisocial instincts of the id and itself modified by the conscience (superego)
one's image of oneself; morale
to boost one's ego
egotism; conceit

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see synonyms of ego
nounWord forms: plural ˈegos
the self; the individual as self-aware
egotism; conceit
self-esteem; self-respect
3.  Philosophy
the self, variously conceived as a spiritual substance on which experience is superimposed, the series of acts and mental states introspectively recognized, etc.
4.  Psychoanalysis
that part of the psyche which experiences the external world, or reality, through the senses, organizes the thought processes rationally, and governs action: it mediates between the impulses of the id, the demands of the environment, and the standards of the superego

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of ego
n. pl. e·gos
1. The self, especially as distinct from the world and other selves.
2. In psychoanalytic theory, the division of the psyche that is conscious, is responsible for our feelings of selfhood, and most directly interacts with external reality.
a. An exaggerated sense of self-importance; conceit.
b. Appropriate pride in oneself; self-esteem.

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