noun, plural su·per·e·gos. Psychoanalysis.
Examples from the Web for superego
Imagine that the superego comes as a low-voltage father who cannot stop struggling with his bowels.
His words come in a torrent, an id-gush; I imagine his superego watching with its usual resignation from the balcony.
British Dictionary definitions for superego
noun plural -gos
Word Origin and History for superego
Medicine definitions for superego
n. pl. su•per•e•gos
Culture definitions for superego
In Freudian psychology, the part of the psyche that incorporates parental or community values and standards and acts as an inner check on behavior. The superego and ego, responding to social demands, are often in conflict with the primitive impulses of the id.