ego ego  /ˈi ɡoʊ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an inflated feeling of pride in your superiority to others
  2. (n) your consciousness of your own identity
  3. (n) (psychoanalysis) the conscious mind

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. That take-no-prisoners toughness is certainly entertaining, but behind the ego and bluster, O'Leary's real-life business performance is spotty.
  2. Google profiles are the search giant's fiendishly clever attempt to turn your ego-surfing pain into their gain.
  3. I'm embarrassed to admit that it took Imus' saying something so devastatingly crass to make me realize that there just was no reason beyond ego to play along.

News

  1. Scott Manley: Everything You Know About Your Freedom Is Wrong

    The Bhagavad Gita states, "The spirit soul bewildered by the influence of false ego thinks himself the doer of activities that are in actuality carried out by the three modes of material nature." We think we are free, but actually we are being forced to act.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Huffington Post

  2. The Unstoppable Rise Of Kanye West's Ego

    The musical superstar has earned a reputation for having the biggest ego in the world.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Business Insider

  3. EU-US Trade Relations Draw Comment From Ego International

    Ongoing Trade Negotiations Between the US and the EU Face Significant Obstacles, Says Ego International
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Marketwire

Quotes

  1. "You gave an aging suburban dad the ego boost of a lifetime. My 9-year-old stepdaughter now thinks I'm cool - well, cooler," wrote Damon in a letter to People. "At the risk of being forward, if you asked me (which you didn't) I would suggest...
    on Nov 14, 2007 By: Matt Damon Source: Reuters UK

  2. "I am not sure of whose toes I may have stepped on or whose ego I may have bruised between the Grammy writers and Beyoncé, however, I dismissed it as a cheap shot for controversy," Franklin said. "In addition to that, I thank the Grammys and...
    on Feb 12, 2008 By: Aretha Franklin Source: USA Today

  3. "It is hard not to be Polyanna-ish about Paul because he is such a manifestly good man, so humane and decent, and curiously void of ego," said director Richard Eyre, former artistic director of Britain's National Theatre. "All the pride he...
    on Mar 20, 2008 By: Richard Eyre Source: International Herald Tribune

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