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Definition 1: (psychoanalysis) the conscious mind - [noun denoting cognition]

(ego is a kind of ...) that which is responsible for one's thoughts, feelings, and conscious brain functions; the seat of the faculty of reason

"his mind wandered" "I couldn't get his words out of my head"

(ego belongs to category ...) 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"

Definition 2: your consciousness of your own identity - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for ego in the sense of this definition

(ego is a kind of ...) an alert cognitive state in which you are aware of yourself and your situation

"he lost consciousness"

(... is a kind of ego ) (Jungian psychology) the inner self (not the external persona) that is in touch with the unconscious

Definition 3: an inflated feeling of pride in your superiority to others - [noun denoting feeling]

Synonyms for ego in the sense of this definition

(ego is a kind of ...) a feeling of self-respect and personal worth

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