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ego noun

ADJ. big, enormous, huge, inflated, massive, strong a conceited man with a very big ego | fragile, weak

VERB + EGO bolster, boost, feed, flatter, massage She likes to mix with people who flatter her ego. | bruise, damage, deflate, dent, wound He was lucky to escape with just a bruised ego when he fell off his bike.

PHRASES a blow to your ego It was a huge blow to his ego to find out he was so unpopular. | a boost to your ego