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
What follows is the weirdest, most awkward interview ever, in which Tess appeals to Howard’s ego by complimenting his manicure.
King Herod was a swirling ball of paranoia and ego.
Or Sylvester Scarpetti, the greatest, most intuitive 911-call transcriber in the history of the art, whose ego starts to get the better of him as his reputation spreads.
Low-hanging fruit may be for Kim to return the three Americans his regime currently holds captive, thus providing Trump with a small but ego-boosting victory.
In a White House full of obsequious ass-kissers ever eager to stroke President Trump’s fragile ego, Vice-President Mike Pence stands apart.
Comey describes Trump as a congenital liar and unethical leader, devoid of human emotion and driven by personal ego.
Barrymore returns, full of champagne and ego, and presses Andrew to accept the part.
This vibrant celestial body represents our ego, sense of self, basic personality, and general preferences.
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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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