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Definition 1: that which is responsible for one's thoughts, feelings, and conscious brain functions; the seat of the faculty of reason - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where psyche or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for psyche in the sense of this definition

(psyche is a kind of ...) the psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning

(... is a kind of psyche ) an informal British expression for head or mind

"use your noddle"

(... is a kind of psyche ) a young mind not yet affected by experience (according to John Locke)

(... is a kind of psyche ) (psychoanalysis) the conscious mind

(... is a kind of psyche ) that part of the mind wherein psychic activity takes place of which the person is unaware

(... is a kind of psyche ) psychic activity just below the level of awareness

Definition 2: the immaterial part of a person; the actuating cause of an individual life - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for psyche in the sense of this definition

(psyche is a kind of ...) the vital principle or animating force within living things

(... is a kind of psyche ) the visible disembodied soul of a dead person

Definition 3: (Greek mythology) a beautiful princess loved by Cupid who visited her at night and told her she must not try to see him; became the personification of the soul - [noun denoting person]

(psyche is an instance of ...) an imaginary being of myth or fable

(psyche belongs to category ...) the mythology of the ancient Greeks

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