Definitions for selfishness

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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.

Origin of selfish:

1630–40

self′ish•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. selfishness(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  1. selfishness(Noun)

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

Webster Dictionary

  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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