Selfish meaning

sĕlfĭsh
Holding one's self-interest as the standard for decision making.
adjective
31
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Selfish is defined as being focused only on yourself, or acting that way.

An example of someone selfish is a toddler who doesn't want to share their toys.

adjective
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Having regard for oneself above others' well-being.
adjective
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Showing or prompted by self-interest.
adjective
17
3
Too much concerned with one's own welfare or interests and having little or no concern for others; self-centered.
adjective
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4
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Concerned chiefly or excessively with oneself, and having little regard for others.

A selfish child who wouldn't share toys.

adjective
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Showing or arising from an excessive concern with oneself and a lack of concern for others.

A selfish whim.

adjective
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Origin of selfish

  • From self +"Ž -ish

    From Wiktionary