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n. - (psychoanalysis) that part of the unconscious mind that acts as a conscience.

Usage examples (37)
  • The superego is the element of personality that dictates conscience-right and wrong.
  • He's the most extreme case of a person without any kind of superego I've ever seen.
  • I don't mean that my mind is like my "superego," dictating shoulds and shouldn'ts like some disembodied parental authority in my head.
  • There are good reasons for the restraints imposed by 'superego'. for more
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