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
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This is another great time to check your ego at the door, remove a plate or two, and focus on form.
The Republican political feud in Washington often appears to be a battle of egos and personalities, but the voter data from beyond the Beltway show a deeper schism in the party.
Hollywood is full of stories of the talent making ridiculous demands and issuing absurd fatwas to protect their egos.
This was on the eve of an especially damning expose that interviewed former People’s Temple members about the tactics used by Jones to feed his coffers and his ego.
Our bodies are not the ‘spoils of war’… a trophy to be collected to fuel your ego.
That stuff only feeds your ego and hurts your child, period.
Tensions emerge between your ego and domestic world, so be careful with roommates and family.
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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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