capitalized : a princess loved by Cupid
: soul, personality
the nation's consumer psyche—D. J. Kevles
: the totality of elements forming the mind (see mind entry 1 sense 2)
some hidden corner within your psyche disturbing, enigmatic paintings that seem to embody the psyche of this brilliant but troubled artist
Recent Examples on the Web From the strain on your body to the burden on your psyche — many landscape artists shoulder the responsibility of sending money to their families back home. —Julissa James, Los Angeles Times, 15 May 2023 Why is there a hole in your heart and psyche a mile wide? —Samantha Olson, Seventeen, 4 May 2023 Because that's just the psyche and the programming of our communities. —Matt Thompson, SPIN, 1 May 2023 And with inflation not cooling as fast as Fed Chairman Jerome Powell hoped, the risks of additional interest rate hikes continue to wreak havoc with the collective psyches of corporate chieftains. —William Pesek, Forbes, 20 Apr. 2023 In her 2020 campaign, the Democrat called for a federal Department of Peace, supported reparations for slavery and called Trumpism a symptom of an illness in the American psyche that could not be cured with political policies. —Michael C. Bender, New York Times, 18 Apr. 2023 The Joe Goldberg psyche — hopeless romantic who kills in the name of love — will not be new to fans of the series. —Karin Tanabe, Washington Post, 18 Apr. 2023 According to Arden, deciphering the psyches of the tigers could also make these breathtaking but dangerous big cats more relatable. —Byjack Tamisiea, science.org, 4 Apr. 2023 Twenty-five percent unemployment, no safety net, widespread hunger and hopelessness — a soul crushing trauma that scarred the psyche of the Greatest Generation more than World War II. —Thomas Doherty, The Hollywood Reporter, 17 Mar. 2023 See More
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