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
Dillon Francis is famously the least serious personality in all of electronic dance music, but his alter-ego Hanzel is possibly the most serious DJ in all the world.
Thus Clinton, who famously avoided the draft in Vietnam, supplies his alter-ego with a heroic military record that seems to be based on John McCain’s: Duncan is an Army Ranger who was taken prisoner in Iraq and refused to crack under torture.
This is a low-ego organization from the top, and that trickles down.
The time had come for his music alter-ego to make his hard work pay off.
Senior leaders have a low ego factor, are very approachable and encourage entrepreneurial behavior.
There’s the ego leak, Mr. Hess wrote, in which people try to look important to the press.
Our best sales agents are ambitious and competitive and Alex has bruised a couple of the other sales professionals' egos.
Years after graduating from New Jersey's Tenafly High School, Michele had another ceremony on camera as her Glee alter-ego Rachel Berry.
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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.
bighead, complacence, complacency, conceit, conceitedness, egotism, pomposity, pompousness, pride, pridefulness, self-admiration, self-conceit, self-esteem, self-glory, self-importance, self-love, self-satisfaction, smugness, swelled head, vaingloriousness, vainglory, vainness, vanity;
EGO Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of ego for English Language Learners
: the opinion that you have about yourself
psychology : a part of the mind that senses and adapts to the real world
medical Definition of ego
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