ego collocations and examples

 UK /ˈiːɡəʊ/

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the opinion that you have of yourself and your own importance


Adjectives frequently used with ego
when you think you are very good: big, enormous, huge, inflated, massive, over-inflatedThe band have some of the biggest egos in rock music.when you need people to say you are good: fragileFragile egos don’t respond too well to criticism.
Verbs frequently used with ego
when you make someone feel more important: bolster, boost, feed, inflate, massage, pander toThey only invite to meetings the people who make them feel comfortable and massage their egos.when you make someone feel less important: bruise, deflate, dentI wanted to punish someone who had bruised my ego.
 
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