Examples of ego in a Sentence
I have enough ego not to want to give up easily in any contest or competition.
a star athlete with a refreshing lack of ego
Recent Examples of ego from the Web
The scene is remarkable in its sharp focus on a woman who's fed up with tailoring her comments so as not to offend a man's ego.
Intently focused on his many entrepreneurial ventures, Barnum thrived on ego and constant public activity.
Remember, this is the hospitality business — and working to make patrons happy (and return customers) will go a lot further toward your longevity and satisfaction than catering first to egos in the kitchen or back office.
But Pence was hardly alone in furiously sacrificing his dignity on the altar of the president’s fragile ego.
While one of the more interesting Twitter skirmishes this side of Donald Trump, last week’s online exchange is beyond a mere flare-up of high-octane business pique and executive ego.
Presumably, these characters represent two sides of a similar coin: both use autobiography as creative source material, and both must indulge their tedious customers' egos in order to pay the bills.
Pisces can be easily wounded, and fast-talking Gemini and Sagittarius can become frustrated by Pisces’ delicate ego.
Our bodies are not the ‘spoils of war’… a trophy to be collected to fuel your ego.
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Did You Know?
Ego is the Latin word for "I." So if a person seems to begin every sentence with "I", it's sometimes a sign of a big ego. It was the psychologist Sigmund Freud (well, actually his original translator) who put ego into the popular vocabulary, but what he meant by the word is complex, so only other psychologists really use it in the Freudian sense. The rest of us generally use ego simply to mean one's sense of self-worth, whether exaggerated or not. When used in the "exaggerated" sense, ego is almost the same thing as conceit. Meeting a superstar athlete without a trace of this kind of ego would be a most refreshing experience. But having a reasonable sense of your own worth is no sin. Life's little everyday victories are good—in fact, necessary—for a healthy ego.
Synonymspride, pridefulness, self-esteem, self-regard, self-respect
Antonymshumbleness, humility, modesty
Related Wordsaplomb, assurance, confidence, self-assurance, self-assuredness, self-confidence, self-pride, self-trust, self-worth; dignity, face, honor, prestige
Near Antonymsdiscredit, disesteem, disgrace, dishonor, disrepute, humiliation, ignominy, infamy, obloquy, odium, opprobrium, shame; demureness, down-to-earthness, humbleness, humility, modesty; diffidence, meekness, shyness, timidity, timidness
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