[ ee-goh-dis-ton-ik, eg-oh- ]
/ ˈi goʊ dɪsˈtɒn ɪk, ˈɛg oʊ- /

adjective Psychiatry.

of or relating to aspects of one's behavior or attitudes viewed as inconsistent with one's fundamental beliefs and personality (contrasted with ego-syntonic).


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Also ego-alien. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Medical definitions for ego-dystonic



Repugnant to or at variance with the aims of the ego.
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