What does selfish mean?

Definitions for selfishˈsɛl fɪʃ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word selfish.

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


  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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of selfish in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of selfish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jill Cummins:

    It's very selfish of him to have done this to us.

  2. William Cowper:

    Glory built on selfish principles is shame and guilt.

  3. John Campbell:

    I just want to apologize, i understand my actions were selfish.

  4. James Henry Leigh Hunt:

    Sympathizing and selfish people are alike, both given to tears.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    A foolish guy easily falls into the love trap of a selfish gal.

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