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EGO

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does ego mean? 

EGO (noun)
  The noun EGO has 3 senses:

1. an inflated feeling of pride in your superiority to others
2. your consciousness of your own identity
3. (psychoanalysis) the conscious mind

  Familiarity information: EGO used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


EGO (noun)


Sense 1ego [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An inflated feeling of pride in your superiority to others

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Synonyms:

ego; self-importance; egotism

Hypernyms ("ego" is a kind of...):

pride; pridefulness (a feeling of self-respect and personal worth)


Sense 2ego [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Your consciousness of your own identity

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

self; ego

Hypernyms ("ego" is a kind of...):

consciousness (an alert cognitive state in which you are aware of yourself and your situation)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "ego"):

anima ((Jungian psychology) the inner self (not the external persona) that is in touch with the unconscious)


Sense 3ego [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(psychoanalysis) the conscious mind

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("ego" is a kind of...):

brain; head; mind; nous; psyche (that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason)

Domain category:

analysis; depth psychology; psychoanalysis (a set of techniques for exploring underlying motives and a method of treating various mental disorders; based on the theories of Sigmund Freud)


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