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egonoun [C]

uk   /ˈiː.ɡəʊ/  us   /ˈiː.ɡoʊ/ (plural egos)
your idea or opinion of yourself, especially your feeling of your own importance and ability: That man has such an enormous ego - I've never known anyone so full of themselves! I'm glad she got the job - she needed something to boost/bolster her ego (= give her confidence).
specialized psychology in psychoanalysis, the part of a person's mind that tries to match the hidden desires (= wishes) of the id (= part of the unconscious mind) with the demands of the real world
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egonoun [C]

 us   /ˈi·ɡoʊ/ (plural egos)
the idea or opinion that you have of yourself, esp. the level of your ability and intelligence, and your importance as a person: That man has an enormous ego. Getting that job should give her ego a boost (= give her confidence).
(Definition of ego from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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