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psyche

noun psy·che \ˈsī-kē\

: the soul, mind, or personality of a person or group

Full Definition of PSYCHE

1
capitalized :  a princess loved by Cupid
2
[Greek psychē]
a :  soul, personality <the nation's consumer psyche — D. J. Kevles>
b :  mind 2

Examples of PSYCHE

  1. some hidden corner within your psyche
  2. <disturbing, enigmatic paintings that seem to embody the psyche of this brilliant but troubled artist>

Origin of PSYCHE

Latin, from Greek psychē soul
First Known Use: 1590

Related to PSYCHE

Synonyms
soul, spirit

Other Psychology Terms

fetish, hypochondria, intelligence, mania, narcissism, neurosis, pathological, psychosis, schadenfreude, subliminal
Medical Dictionary

psyche

noun psy·che \ˈsī-(ˌ)kē\

Medical Definition of PSYCHE

:  the specialized cognitive, conative, and affective aspects of a psychosomatic unity :  mind; specifically :  the totality of the id, ego, and superego including both conscious and unconscious components

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