Definitions for selfishˈsɛl fɪʃ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

self•ishˈsɛl fɪʃ(adj.)

  1. caring only or chiefly for oneself; concerned with one's own interests, welfare, etc., regardless of others.

  2. characterized by or manifesting concern or care only for oneself:

    selfish motives.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. selfish(adj)

    concerned chiefly or only with yourself and your advantage to the exclusion of others

    "Selfish men were...trying to make capital for themselves out of the sacred cause of civil rights"- Maria Weston Chapman

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. selfish(adjective)ˈsɛl fɪʃ

    caring only about yourself and not about others

    a selfish, spoiled child; Your behavior was selfish and unkind.


  1. selfish(Adjective)

    Holding oneu2019s self-interest as the standard for decision making.

  2. selfish(Adjective)

    Having regard for oneself above othersu2019 well-being.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Selfish(adj)

    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

  2. Selfish(adj)

    believing or teaching that the chief motives of human action are derived from love of self

Anagrams of selfish

  1. hisself

Translations for selfish

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(negative unselfish ) thinking of one's own pleasure or good and not considering other people

a selfish person/attitude.

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