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e·go

 (ē′gō)
n. pl. e·gos
1. The self, especially as distinct from the world and other selves.
2. In psychoanalysis, the division of the psyche that is conscious, most immediately controls thought and behavior, and is most in touch with external reality.
3.
a. An exaggerated sense of self-importance; conceit.
b. Appropriate pride in oneself; self-esteem.

[New Latin, from Latin, I; see eg in Indo-European roots. Sense 2, translation of German Ich, a special use of ichI, as a psychoanalytic term.]

ego

(ˈiːɡəʊ; ˈɛɡəʊ)
n, pl egos
1. the self of an individual person; the conscious subject
2. (Psychoanalysis) psychoanal 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)
3. one's image of oneself; morale: to boost one's ego.
4. egotism; conceit
[C19: from Latin: I]

e•go

(ˈi goʊ, ˈɛg oʊ)

n., pl. e•gos.
1. the “I” or self of any person; a thinking, feeling, and conscious being, able to distinguish itself from other selves.
2. Psychoanal. the conscious, rational component of the psyche that experiences and reacts to the outside world and mediates between the demands of the id and superego.
3. egotism; self-importance.
4. self-esteem or self-image.
5. (often cap.) Philos. the enduring and conscious element that knows experience.
[1780–90; < Latin: I; psychoanalytic term is translation of German (das) Ich (the) I]

ego

1. That aspect of the mind most in touch with reality.
2. In anthroposophical medicine this is one of four aspects of man (the other three being the astral body, physical, and the etheric body) and represents an individual’s spiritual core.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ego - an inflated feeling of pride in your superiority to othersego - an inflated feeling of pride in your superiority to others
pride, pridefulness - a feeling of self-respect and personal worth
2.ego - your consciousness of your own identityego - your consciousness of your own identity
consciousness - an alert cognitive state in which you are aware of yourself and your situation; "he lost consciousness"
anima - (Jungian psychology) the inner self (not the external persona) that is in touch with the unconscious
3.ego - (psychoanalysis) the conscious mind
depth psychology, psychoanalysis, analysis - a set of techniques for exploring underlying motives and a method of treating various mental disorders; based on the theories of Sigmund Freud; "his physician recommended psychoanalysis"
mind, psyche, nous, brain, head - that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason; "his mind wandered"; "I couldn't get his words out of my head"

ego

noun self-esteem, self-confidence, self-respect, self-image, self-worth, self-assurance, self-importance He had a massive ego and would never admit he was wrong.
Quotations
"The ego is not master in its own house" [Sigmund Freud A Difficulty in the Path of Psycho-Analysis]

ego

noun
1. An individual's awareness of what constitutes his or her essential nature and distinguishes him or her from all others:
2. A regarding of oneself with undue favor:
Slang: ego trip.
3. A sense of one's own dignity or worth:
Translations
الأناالذّات
ego
egoselvfølelse
minä
ego
sjálfsjálfsálit
egoegocentriškasegoistasegoistiškasegoizmas
ego, patībapatmīlība
ego
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benlikbilinçli kimlikego

ego

[ˈiːgəʊ]
A. N
1. (Psych) the egoel ego, el yo
2. (= pride) → orgullo m
to boost one's egoalimentar el ego
B. CPD ego trip N to be on an ego tripcreerse el centro del universo or el ombligo del mundo

ego

[ˈiːgəʊ] n
(= sense of own worth) → amour-propre m, ego m
to be a blow to sb's ego → blesser qn dans son amour-propre
to have a massive ego → avoir un ego démesuré
(PSYCHOLOGY, PSYCHIATRY)ego m, moi mego boost nsatisfaction f personnelle

ego

n (Psych) → Ego nt, → Ich nt; (= self-esteem)Selbstbewusstsein nt; (= conceit)Einbildung f; this will boost his egodas wird sein Selbstbewusstsein stärken, das wird ihm Auftrieb geben; he has a monstrously big egoer hat ein total übersteigertes Selbstbewusstsein; his ego won’t allow him to admit he is wrongsein Stolz lässt ihn nie zugeben, dass er unrecht hat; to need one’s ego strokedStreicheleinheiten für sein Ego brauchen (inf)

ego

[ˈiːgəʊ] n (Psych) → ego, io; (pride) → amor m proprio

ego

(ˈiːgəu) , (ˈegou) noun
1. personal pride. His criticism wounded my ego.
2. the part of a person that is conscious and thinks; the self.
egocentric (egəˈsentrik) , ((American) i:gou-) adjective
interested in oneself only.
ˈegoism (ˈe-) , ((American) i:-) noun
selfishness.
ˈegoist (ˈe-) , ((American) ˈi:-) noun
ˌegoˈistic, egoˈistical adjective

e·go

n. ego, el yo; la conciencia humana; término freudiano que se refiere a la parte de la psique mediadora entre la persona y la realidad.

ego

n (pl egos) (psych) yo; (lay sense) ego m
References in classic literature ?
Ego non baptizo te in nomine patris, sed in nomine diaboli
then demanded he of the assembly, with the majestic tone of Neptune pronouncing the Quos ego.
Too much Ego," said be, peeling the fruit and offering it to the caged devil, who was rending the silk to tatters.
It comes over me that I had then a strange ALTER EGO deep down somewhere within me, as the full-blown flower is in the small tight bud, and that I just took the course, I just transferred him to the climate, that blighted him for once and for ever.
And the silly ego in me - the endless and incorrigible I - imagined her pouting for a withdrawal of those brave words.
Ferguson had a friend--not another self, indeed, an alter ego, for friendship could not exist between two beings exactly alike.
It is the spy seated in the central stronghold of the ego.
These people might not take that high view of you which I have always taken, as an alter ego, a right hand-- though I always looked forward to your doing something else.
So, for this reason, he drank but seldom since he always regretted the things he did under the promptings of that other self which only could assert its ego when reason was threatened with submersion.
He was a slave to himself, which was natural in one with a healthy ego, but he rebelled in ways either murderous or panicky at being a slave to anybody else.
And, too, he was human, and could feel the draw of her, while his ego could not but appreciate the flattery of her kindness.
And, as John Barleycorn heated his way into my brain, thawing my reticence, melting my modesty, talking through me and with me and as me, my adopted twin brother and alter ego, I, too, raised my voice to show myself a man and an adventurer, and bragged in detail and at length of how I had crossed San Francisco Bay in my open skiff in a roaring southwester when even the schooner sailors doubted my exploit.