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
But more importantly, the Blue Dukes were a group free of egos on the field.
The comic duel of egos, unabated and envenomed, that has formed the Steve Coogan-Rob Brydon road-trip movies has changed over the years.
The Portuguese attacker's ego is far too enlarged to commit to the peasantry of tracking back anymore - so Karim fills in.
When egos are put to one side, there is space for real progress.
But on top of physical health and some ego boosting, cooking these nightly meals is a major form of self-care.
Garfield shows us that, again and again, the men making life-and-death decisions discounted what others had to say, operated on poor intelligence or let egos get in their way.
The ego on view is not the same one examined in Paul Mazursky’s ethnic humanist comedy-dramas about class.
The ego is very important for certain things, like not jumping off a bridge.
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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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