What does selfish mean?

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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. Chief Superintendent Ian Wylie:

    This is just, frankly, selfish actions of individuals who seemed determined to ignore the COVID-19 legislation, and all of the health advice that has been widely publicized, they have caused significant disruption to the people of Bath and the local area.

  2. David Cameron:

    We really value a strong United Kingdom in a strong EU because we see eye to eye ... on the important issues of the challenges we face, from a selfish point of view it's a really good thing, but it is entirely up to you folks to figure out your relationship with and within Europe.

  3. Carl Tobias:

    Our request is not a selfish request; we only ask that you assign any monies to aid families who have suffered or are suffering from food borne illnesses. i don't have the impression that Parnell set out to kill people.

  4. Kevin McLaughlin:

    Collins is everything Georgians hate about Washington, he is a swamp creature that claims to be conservative. ... Now, having made an emotional, ill-informed and selfish decision, he finds himself at a crossroads. Republicans who are working to reelect President Trump and retain the Senate majority hope he has a moment of clarity, does the right thing and walks away from this poor decision. Otherwise, voters will make it for him.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    A woman is so selfish that in order to safeguard her vested-interest and secure high position, she may even poison with words the minds of her children against her own man or anyone as close one.

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