ego ideal

noun

Definition of ego ideal

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

First Known Use of ego ideal

1922, in the meaning defined above

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“Ego ideal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ego%20ideal. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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ego ideal

noun

Medical Definition of ego ideal

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

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