What does selfishness mean?

Definitions for selfishness
self·ish·ness

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

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

Freebase

  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.

How to pronounce selfishness?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say selfishness in sign language?

  1. selfishness

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. 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.

  2. Ehsan Sehgal:

    I fall in love whenever I notice the beauties. Is it fair, or it proves unfair and selfishness?

  3. Jamela Dunbar:

    It is the truth. All men are partners. In a partnership with each other. As one people. We cannot change the past, present or future of this fact. We are born equal. And we will all die equal. The truth will prevail. Selfishness will not win. We stand together as one. With a force of many.”

  4. John Adams:

    Nip the shoots of arbitrary power in the bud, is the only maxim which can ever preserve the liberties of any people. When the people give way, their deceivers, betrayers, and destroyers press upon them so fast, that there is no resisting afterwards. The nature of the encroachment upon the American constitution is such, as to grow every day more and more encroaching. Like a cancer, it eats faster and faster every hour. The revenue creates pensioners, and the pensioners urge for more revenue. The people grow less steady, spirited, and virtuous, the seekers more numerous and more corrupt, and every day increases the circles of their dependents and expectants, until virtue, integrity, public spirit, simplicity, and frugality, become the objects of ridicule and scorn, and vanity, luxury, foppery, selfishness, meanness, and downright venality swallow up the whole society.

  5. Albert Camus:

    I enjoyed my own nature to the fullest, and we all know that there lies happiness, although, to soothe one another mutually, we occasionally pretend to condemn such joys as selfishness.

Images & Illustrations of selfishness

  1. selfishnessselfishnessselfishnessselfishnessselfishness

Popularity rank by frequency of use

selfishness#10000#38769#100000

Translations for selfishness

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for selfishness »

Translation

Find a translation for the selfishness definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these selfishness definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "selfishness." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 25 Sep. 2020. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/selfishness>.

    Are we missing a good definition for selfishness? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for selfishness:


    Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.