Selfish

[s_ˈɛ_l_f_ɪ_ʃ], [sˈɛlfɪʃ], [sˈɛlfɪʃ]

Definitions of selfish:

  1.   Having chiefly or solely a view to one's own interest; influenced in actions from motives of private advantage; without regard for others.
  2.   Caring supremely or unduly for one's self; regarding one's own comfort, advantage, etc., in disregard, or at the expense, of those of others.
  3.   Selfishly.
  4.   Putting one's own wishes and advantage first; centered in self.
  5.   Regarding one's own interest chiefly or solely; influenced in one's action by regard to private advantage.
  6.   concerned chiefly or only with yourself; " Selfish men were... trying to make capital for themselves out of the sacred cause of civil rights"- Maria Weston Chapman
  7.   Caring only or chiefly for self.
  8.   Regarding one's own self wholly or excessively.
  9.   Selfishness.
  10.   Chiefly or wholly regarding one's own self: void of regard to others.
  11.   Believing or teaching that the chief motives of human action are derived from love of self.

Antonyms for selfish:

charitable, philanthropic, eleemosynary, self-forgetting, self-forgetful, unstinting, diffident, altruistic, fulsome, humanitarian, magnanimous, openhanded, bountiful, free, public-spirited, generous, greathearted, self-sacrificing, bighearted, good, unsparing, open, self-denying, bounteous, sharing, beneficent, freehanded, selfless, unselfish, self-giving, benevolent, liberal, freehearted, munificent, do good.


Quotes for selfish:

  1. Sometimes you have to be selfish to be selfless. – Edward Albert
  2. We are all selfish and I no more trust myself than others with a good motive. – George Byron
  3. And, one thing I definitely enjoyed personally, from a selfish point of view, was exploration and going to places that I had never been to before and learning, you know, meeting the people and getting to know, new sights and sounds, etc. – Duane G. Carey
  4. Our state is in crisis. Our people are hurting. Now is the time when we all must resist the traditional, selfish call to protect your own turf at the cost of our state. It is time to leave the corner, join the sacrifice, come to the center of the room and be part of the solution. – Chris Christie
  5. It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes. – Andrew Jackson
  6. That's why charity work is very selfish at the same time, because it makes you feel good. – Maria Menounos
  7. All life demands struggle. Those who have everything given to them become lazy, selfish and insensitive to the real values of life. The very striving and hard work that we so constantly try to avoid is the major building block in the person we are today. – Pope Paul VI
  8. Because of my age and because there's more work on the small screen. What it's missing in quality it makes up for in quantity. From an actor's selfish point of view. – Cesar Romero
  9. False riches, consisting of money, houses and lands, acquired by selfish means at cost to others and thereafter used selfishly, are almost always used for the oppression of other persons. – Joseph Franklin Rutherford
  10. Let a man once overcome his selfish terror at his own infinitude, and his infinitude is, in one sense, overcome. – George Santayana
  11. There are many selfish people who are extremely original, then they take those pure ideas and use them to raise themselves up, that is an insincere move. – Daniel Smith
  12. It is easier to do one's duty to others than to one's self. If you do your duty to others, you are considered reliable. If you do your duty to yourself, you are considered selfish – Thomas Szasz
  13. On a selfish basis, I really enjoy sports and activity. – Alan Thicke
  14. The real evil with which we have to contend is not the physical evil of the Famine, but the moral evil of the selfish perverse and turbulent character of the people. – Charles E. Trevelyan
  15. I didn't have any concept of Trainspotting being published. It was a selfish act. I did it for myself. – Irvine Welsh

Usage examples for selfish:

  1. “ " I was weak and selfish – The Doctor A Tale Of The Rockies by Ralph Connor
  2. 2. Some people who seem to be selfish are not really so. ” – Composition-Rhetoric by Stratton D. Brooks
  3. You can show me how not to be selfish – Oh, Money! Money! by Eleanor Hodgman Porter
  4. “ They're too selfish aren't they, Harry? ” – The Hero of Garside School by J. Harwood Panting
  5. There was revealed in tone and manner the fact that even selfish Frances had come to care for something more than for herself. ” – Sisters by Ada Cambridge
  6. We never ask for anything in return but a little selfish pleasure in knowing that we have borne children that are invariably better than the children that any other mother may have brought into the world. ” – From the Housetops by George Barr McCutcheon
  7. “ I may be selfish but- it's as much for his happiness as mine. ” – The Golden Silence by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  8. Of course I could not be so selfish as to refuse her. ” – Doctor Cupid by Rhoda Broughton
  9. “ I know I am selfish but I do hate being separated from you. ” – The Girl Scouts in Beechwood Forest by Margaret Vandercook
  10. “ I do feel so selfish – There was a King in Egypt by Norma Lorimer
  11. Thee must not think him selfish he is not a selfish man; but he cannot bear to see anything go beside the child. ” – Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles by Mrs. Henry Wood
  12. Mankind are still selfish are interested in what will serve them. ” – The Art of Public Speaking by Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein
  13. And it was not for Betty's sake or even mother's; it was a selfish happiness. ” – The Camp Fire Girls Across the Seas by Margaret Vandercook
  14. They are all selfish – Shirley by Charlotte Brontë
  15. “ I never knew anyone so selfish – The Children of Wilton Chase by Mrs. L. T. Meade
  16. I'm selfish to ask you, but I haven't seen you much lately, I've been so busy with the crops." ” – A Tar-Heel Baron by Mabell Shippie Clarke Pelton
  17. Yes, it is selfish and it is your thoroughly selfish people, who get the best of everything in this world. ” – A Terrible Secret by May Agnes Fleming
  18. But are you not all selfish – A Dominie in Doubt by A. S. Neill
  19. “ I think you are selfish and cruel to your friends. ” – The Sowers by Henry Seton Merriman
  20. If I hadn't been the most selfish girl in the world I wouldn't have let you. ” – Indian Summer by William D. Howells

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