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noun [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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