Definitions for selfishness

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  1. selfishness(noun)

    stinginess resulting from a concern for your own welfare and a disregard of others

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  1. selfishness(Noun)

    the quality of being selfish, the condition of putting one's own interests before those of others

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  1. Selfishness(noun)

    the quality or state of being selfish; exclusive regard to one's own interest or happiness; that supreme self-love or self-preference which leads a person to direct his purposes to the advancement of his own interest, power, or happiness, without regarding those of others

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  1. Selfishness

    Selfishness is placing concern with oneself or one's own interests above the well-being or interests of others. Selfishness is the opposite of altruism or selflessness; and has also been contrasted with self-centredness.


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