- too much concerned with one's own welfare or interests and having little or no concern for others; self-centered
- showing or prompted by self-interest
Tamara thought her husband had a selfish attitude about who was responsible for housework especially since they both work full time jobs.
An example of someone selfish is a toddler who doesn't want to share their toys.
- Concerned chiefly or excessively with oneself, and having little regard for others: a selfish child who wouldn't share toys.
- Showing or arising from an excessive concern with oneself and a lack of concern for others: a selfish whim.
(comparative more selfish, superlative most selfish)
- Holding one's self-interest as the standard for decision making.
- Having regard for oneself above others' well-being.
- Said of people, motives, desires, acts, etc.
From self +"Ž -ish
- It was selfish enough to be embarrassing.
- You both made selfish choices.
- "That I was being my usual selfish self?" she prompted.
- Was there no end to her selfish actions?
- He never would have thought Lori could be so selfish and greedy.