ego ideal

noun

: the standards, ideals, and ambitions that according to psychoanalytic theory are assimilated from the superego

Word History

First Known Use

1922, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ego ideal was in 1922

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“Ego ideal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ego%20ideal. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

ego ideal

noun
: the positive standards, ideals, and ambitions that according to psychoanalytic theory are assimilated from the superego

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