Adjective "ego" definition and examples

(Ego may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


A person's sense of self-esteem or self-importance.
  1. 'But shhh, you have to pretend otherwise, or you'll bruise their fragile egos.'
  2. 'If a teacher starts in on a child about religion or other such things or starts to shun a child, it is very damaging to the ego and to the self esteem.'
  3. 'It's no surprise he can't cope with sudden huge wealth, press intrusion and hoards of ‘yes men’ boosting his ego.'
  4. 'Some weeks, your ego gets a little boost when someone sends you an e-mail about something you wrote or approaches you in person.'
  5. 'Your natural reactions to circumstances encourage success and the healthy growth of your ego and self-esteem.'
  6. 'After having dominated a sport for some time, that would have been a huge knock to her ego, to her self-esteem as a player and a person.'
  7. 'I mean, that's got to hurt a guy's ego.'
  8. 'My ego is nicely boosted now, more so because I didn't expect it to happen.'
  9. 'You can no longer rely on his ineptitude to prop up your fragile ego.'
  10. 'A couple of bruised male egos later I and about 11 other guys made the team.'
  11. 'Jung also found that in practice both anima and animus act in dreams and in the imagination as mediators of the unconscious to the ego, so providing a means for inner as well as outer adaptation.'
  12. 'Letting go of the ego, the persona, the rational mind is a central experience in mystical traditions.'
  13. 'So what if perception is warped by our egos and reality is warped by perception?'
  14. 'The subject is not referable to questions of the ego, to notions of the self.'
  15. 'This diacritically marked subject experiences splitting of the ego.'

More definitions

1. the “I” or self of any person; a person as thinking, feeling, and willing, and distinguishing itself from the selves of others and from objects of its thought.

2. Psychoanalysis. the part of the psychic apparatus that experiences and reacts to the outside world and thus mediates between the primitive drives of the id and the demands of the social and physical environment.

3. egotism; conceit; self-importance: Her ego becomes more unbearable each day.

4. self-esteem o

More examples(as adjective)

"supportings can be ego."


Early 19th century: from Latin, literally ‘I’.