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stinginess resulting from a concern for your own welfare and a disregard of others
the quality of being selfish, the condition of putting one's own interests before those of others
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Attention to his own interest, without any regard to others; self-love.
Etymology: from selfish.
This sublimer love, being, by an intimate conjunction with its object, throughly refined from all base dross of selfishness and interest, nobly begets a perfect submission of our wills to the will of God. Robert Boyle, Seraphick Love.
Selfishness is being concerned excessively or exclusively, for oneself or one's own advantage, pleasure, or welfare, regardless of others.Selfishness is the opposite of altruism or selflessness; and has also been contrasted (as by C. S. Lewis) with self-centeredness.
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
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.
The numerical value of selfishness in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of selfishness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of selfishness in a Sentence
When people are discontent(ed) they tend to become more self-concerned, which in turn, becomes self-centeredness, thus leading to selfishness, i have often noticed that relationships are ruined because of one selfish person.
Point me out the happy man and I will point you out either egotism, selfishness, evil --or else an absolute ignorance.
I am absolutely convinced that no wealth in the world can help humanity forward, even in the hands of the most devoted worker. The example of great and pure individuals is the only thing that can lead us to noble thoughts and deeds. Money only appeals to selfishness and irresistibly invites abuse. Can anyone imagine Moses, Jesus or Ghandi armed with the money-bags of Carnegie
Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live. It is asking other people to live as one wishes to live.
Regardless, heterosexual marriage is largely in trouble today because people see it as a selfish means of pleasing self, rather than a committed relationship in which the focus is on meeting the needs of the partner, that sense of selfishness and the redefinition of love as to something that is purely sentimental and emotional, has been destructive.
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- Egoismus, SelbstsuchtGerman
- memismo, memcentreco, egoismoEsperanto
- себялю́бие, эгои́зм, эгоизмRussian
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