: the self especially as contrasted with another self or the world
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 on the Web Their egos may clash—but there’s no shortage of passion. —Women's Health, 4 May 2023 This is also the time period when Tom Wambsgans (Matthew Macfadyen) brought up the idea of having kids with Shiv, and when Shiv only came around to the idea when Caroline (her mother) basically dressed her down and clearly hurt her ego. —Evan Romano, Men's Health, 18 Apr. 2023 Attorney Gloria Allred, who has never minded breaking rules and a few egos in her campaigns for equality, broke the gender barrier at the Los Angeles Friars Club, the showbiz hangout, now closed, whose roster included Bob Hope, Sid Caesar and Billy Crystal. —Patt Morrison, Los Angeles Times, 4 Apr. 2023 But Javier’s presence sets off a battle of masculine ego that pushes Ante to humiliate and control his daughter even more. —Elsa Keslassy, Variety, 3 Mar. 2023 The egos always play a big part in these different things. —William E. Ketchum Iii, Billboard, 1 Mar. 2023 But the real difference between this gent and the other morally dodgy guys filling his IMDb page is how Howerton is tapping into a specific white-collar volatility — that kind that drives a specific type of M.B.A. ego to get things done and burn things down. —David Fear, Rolling Stone, 13 May 2023 And not for the usual reasons – dreading bills that need paying, meetings that need scheduling, egos that need massaging. —Barbara Vandenburgh, USA TODAY, 11 May 2023 Morris said that Mamae also makes sure his ego stays in check and that success doesn’t go to his head. —Josh Reed, Anchorage Daily News, 8 May 2023 See More
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