/supərˈigoʊ / (say soohpuhr'eegoh)

noun Psychoanalysis
a largely unconscious personification of the development of the ego in the direction of parental and social ideals, so that distress is felt when the ego is unduly influenced by primitive impulses; similar to `conscience'.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • superego — index conscience Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • superego — that part of the psyche which controls the impulses of the id, 1924, as a translation of Ger. über Ich; see SUPER (Cf. super ) and EGO (Cf. ego) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • superego — UK [ˌsuːpərˈiːɡəʊ] / US [ˌsupərˈɪɡoʊ] noun [countable] Word forms superego : singular superego plural superegos a word used in freudian psychology to refer to your conscience (= the part of your mind that tells you what is right or wrong) • See:… …   English dictionary

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