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ego

e·go

ego

 
 
pronunciation:
i go
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part of speech: noun
inflections: egos
definition 1: the self, as distinguished from other persons and the external world.
similar words:
psyche
definition 2: the conscious mind.
definition 3: self-esteem or self-respect.
Parents who are too critical can destroy a child's ego.
similar words:
pride
definition 4: a feeling of superiority or inflated sense of pride; conceit.
He has such a big ego that he truly believes he is never wrong.
definition 5: in psychoanalytic theory, the personality component that mediates between the unconscious drives and external reality.
similar words:
psyche
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