Definitions for: Selfish


[adj] 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



Webster (1913) Definition: Self"ish, a.
1. 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.

They judge of things according to their own private
appetites and selfish passions. --Cudworth.

In that throng of selfish hearts untrue. --Keble.

2. (Ethics) Believing or teaching that the chief motives of
human action are derived from love of self.

Hobbes and the selfish school of philosophers.
--Fleming.

Synonyms: begrudging, egotistic, egotistical, envious, grudging, narcissistic, self-loving, self-seeking, self-serving, stingy, ungenerous

Antonyms: unselfish

See Also: egoistic, inconsiderate

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