ego ideal

noun

Definition of ego ideal

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

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1922

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ego ideal

noun

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

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