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Topic: PSYCHOLOGY, PSYCHIATRY

Date: 1800-1900
Language: Latin
Origin: 'I'

ego

noun
     
e‧go plural egos [countable]
1 the opinion that you have about yourself
big/enormous etc ego
Richard has the biggest ego (=thinks he is very clever and important) of anyone I've ever met.
That promotion really boosted her ego (=made her feel better about herself).
I need someone to massage my bruised ego (=when you feel less confident than before).
a fragile ego
alter ego
2MP technical the part of your mind with which you think and take action, according to Freudian psychology
[↪ ID, superego]
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