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ˈsɛl fɪʃself·ish

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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

Wiktionary

  1. selfish(Adjective)

    Holding one's self-interest as the standard for decision making.

  2. selfish(Adjective)

    Having regard for oneself above others' 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

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Numerology

  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

Examples of selfish in a Sentence

  1. Richard Dawkings:, "The Selfish Gene":

    We are survival machines - robot vehicles blindly programmed to preserve the selfish molecules known as genes.

  2. Allison Keene of Collider.com:

    He's truly terrifying and represents our worst, most selfish instincts to get whatever we desire, at whatever cost.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    People are usually so hard of hearing that hardly anything is heard by them, but surprisingly they can easily listen even to a person's hushed word with which they can derive their individual monetary profit in this selfish world.

  4. Bob Watson:

    Both my kids offered to donate kidneys to me, and I told them both the same thing : ‘ I’ve had a good life and I don’t want to take a kidney from young people who really need them and still have their whole lives ahead of them.' That would be very selfish on my part.

  5. John Jay Chapman:

    Try to raise a voice that shall be heard from here to Albany and watch what it is that comes forward to shut off the sound. It is not a German sergeant, nor a Russian officer of the precinct. It is a note from a friend of your fathers offering you a place in his office. This is your warning from the secret police. Why, if any of you young gentlemen have a mind to get heard a mile off, you must make a bonfire of your reputation, and a close enemy of most men who wish you well. And what will you get in return? Well, if I must for the benefit of the economists, charge you up with some selfish gain, I will say that you get the satisfaction of having been heard, and that this is the whole possible scope of human ambition.

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