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selfishness definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: stinginess resulting from a concern for your own welfare and a disregard of others [ant: unselfishness]

Merriam Webster's

noun see selfish

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Selfishness Self"ish*ness, n. 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,- a vice utterly at variance with the happiness of him who harbors it, and, as such, condemned by self-love. --Sir J. Mackintosh. Syn: See Self-love.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

see selfish

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Undue love of self, self-interest, private interest, illiberality, meanness, self-love.

Moby Thesaurus

autotheism, ego, egocentricity, egocentrism, egoism, egoisticalness, egotism, egotisticalness, individualism, self, self-absorption, self-centeredness, self-centerment, self-interest, self-regard, self-seeking, self-worship, selfhood, selfism, selfness



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