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Princeton's WordNet

  1. selfishnessnoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. selfishnessnoun

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Selfishnessnoun

    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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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of selfishness in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of selfishness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of selfishness in a Sentence

  1. Charles Caleb Colton:

    Posthumous charities are the very essence of selfishness, when bequeathed by those who. when alive, would not have contributed.

  2. Graham Greene:

    Point me out the happy man and I will point you out either egotism, selfishness, evil --or else an absolute ignorance.

  3. Ehsan Sehgal:

    One can feel, cry, and write, on painful and injustice occurrences; however, one can't apply positivity to those idiots, who breathe in selfishness and live in idiocy.

  4. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. Understanding the more complex, subtle and deep mysteries of life will prevent selfishness, since it is stagnation, limitations and banality of the mind. 2. Selfishness is a technocracy of an unstable matrix of logic, a psychological program of behavior, a bio chip of the herd instinct, that is, conformism, trends of fashionable whims of society are taking root. 3. Nobility is the immortality of humanity. 4. Classical and ethnic traditional music is a flight of catharsis, a flight of hope and a fall into the depths of reality, this is a rise to the heights of life on the wings of emotions and inner suffering of feelings, thin strings of philosophical feelings are poetic, refined grace, philosophical aesthetics Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  5. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Lack of moral purity and benevolence in thoughts reflect human's devilishness; thus, such ones, who carry the beard on their Face and Paternoster in their hands; indeed, they pretend. Consequently, the prayers of those also stay on selfishness and become ineffective too.

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