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Meaning of SELFISH

Pronunciation:  'selfish

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  concerned chiefly or only with yourself; "Selfish men were...trying to make capital for themselves out of the sacred cause of civil rights"- Maria Weston Chapman
 

SELFISH is a 7 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: begrudging, egotistic, egotistical, envious, grudging, narcissistic, self-loving, self-seeking, self-serving, stingy, ungenerous
 
 Antonyms: unselfish
 
 See Also: egoistic, inconsiderate

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Self"ish\, a.
1. Caring supremely or unduly for one's self; regarding one's
   own comfort, advantage, etc., in disregard, or at the
   expense, of those of others.

         They judge of things according to their own private
         appetites and selfish passions.       --Cudworth.

         In that throng of selfish hearts untrue. --Keble.

2. (Ethics) Believing or teaching that the chief motives of
   human action are derived from love of self.

         Hobbes and the selfish school of philosophers.
                                               --Fleming.

 

 

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