Superego Definition

so͝opər-ēgō
super-ego, superegos
noun
That part of the psyche which is critical of the self or ego and enforces moral standards: at an unconscious level it blocks unacceptable impulses of the id.
Webster's New World

(psychoanalysis) The part of the mind that acts as a self-critical conscience, reflecting social standards that have been learnt.

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Other Word Forms of Superego

Noun

Singular:
superego
Plural:
superegos

Origin of Superego

  • New Latin (translation of German Überich) (über- over, above) (Ich ego) (a special use of ich I, as a psychoanalytic term) Latin super- super- New Latin ego ego ego

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • super +"Ž ego, from earlier form super-ego, calqued after German Ãœber-Ich, from über- (“super-") + Ich (“ego"), from the pronoun ich (“I").

    From Wiktionary

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