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ego-dystonic

Pronunciation: e'go-dis-ton'ik

Definition: Repugnant to or at variance with the aims of the ego and related psychological needs of the person (an obsessive thought or compulsive behavior); the opposite of ego-syntonic.

Synonym(s): ego-alien

[ego + G. dys, bad, + tonos, tension]

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