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
The White House is demanding state voter information to find phantom fraud to balm Trump's ego, the Department of Justice is dropping voting rights cases, and the state of democracy is looking generally grim.
And that that alter ego might be inspired by Julia Robert's short style in the beginning of the iconic film, Pretty Woman.
More than 60 years ago, writer Ross Macdonald’s fictional alter-ego, private eye Lew Archer, swam in the Pacific surf.
Trump is known for his ego and also his desire to constantly foment controversy.
A man dressed as the Adam West version of Batman — and who did not want to reveal his alter ego — was there, in a costume complete with a rainbow Batman symbol.
Buying a GX800VH requires a commitment from both your credit card and your ego.
His violence was fueled by his frequent drug use, his ego and his complete lack of respect for human life.
Again, that’s just my own ego getting in the way of something that’s very natural and gonna happen to everybody.
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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
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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