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
In the video, Princess Ariel Madelaine even assigned Disney alter-egos to her fellow cast members, with Lili Reinhart as Cinderella, Camila Mendes as Belle, and KJ Apa as Hercules.
Most of them don’t, and characters like Zack’s love interest Lex, a collection of cheap fantasy traits who only serves to ease his path and flatter his ego, could just as readily be cut or expanded into something less embarrassingly facile.
Neil Diamond) Watching the film now, The Last Waltz really looks like a long ego-trip tribute to Band singer/guitarist Robbie Robertson, treating the group's other members as sidemen in comparison.
Get our daily newsletter At the crux of this drama are not only entertainment-industry egos—always outsized—but also divergent priorities.
David Williams is effective as Sean, who serves as the narrator of the piece, and something of an alter-ego for Williams.
Will Roseanne Barr and her television alter-ego’s support for President Donald Trump earn the Roseanne reboot a screening at the White House?
The pay raise would be significant, but Mack doesn’t strike me as a money guy, either for material or ego reasons.
More than that, if the president’s ego trumps acumen, the summit won’t end well.
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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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