Ego - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈiːɡəʊ|  American pronunciation of the word ego
Brit.  |ˈiːɡəʊ|  British pronunciation of the word ego


- an inflated feeling of pride in your superiority to others (syn: egotism, self-importance)
- your consciousness of your own identity (syn: self)
- (psychoanalysis) the conscious mind

Extra examples

...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...

Richard has the biggest ego (=thinks he is very clever and important) of anyone I've ever met.

That promotion really boosted her ego (=made her feel better about herself).

I need someone to massage my bruised ego (=when you feel less confident than before).

That promotion was a real boost for her ego.

Word forms

singular: ego
plural: egos
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