What does selfishness mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. selfishness(noun)

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


  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


  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.


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Robert A. Heinlein:

    The greatest productive force is human selfishness.

  2. Mammasse aissa:

    the world are made of Selfishness but the biggest problem is myself

  3. Anuj Somany:

    Selfie is nothing but a manifestation of selfishness on part of a person.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    Selfishness and foolishness always go hand-in-hand as the closest friend.

  5. Lao-tzu, The Way of Lao-tzu:

    Manifest plainness,Embrace simplicity,Reduce selfishness,Have few desires.

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