Definition of selfish in English:

selfish

Line breaks: self|ish
Pronunciation: /ˈsɛlfɪʃ
 
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adjective

(Of a person, action, or motive) lacking consideration for other people; concerned chiefly with one’s own personal profit or pleasure: I joined them for selfish reasons
More example sentences
  • Since no crime has been committed in the absence of a selfish motive, these are mostly open and shut cases.
  • To do good deeds simply to obtain good karma would be to act from a selfish motive, and would not earn much merit.
  • Try to protest that the government is ruining your health with its selfish pleasures and see how far you get!
Synonyms
egocentric, egotistic, egotistical, egomaniacal, self-centred, self-regarding, self-absorbed, self-obsessed, self-seeking, self-serving, wrapped up in oneself, inward-looking, introverted, self-loving; inconsiderate, thoughtless, unthinking, uncaring, heedless, unmindful, regardless, insensitive, tactless, uncharitable, unkind; mean, miserly, grasping, greedy, mercenary, money-grubbing, acquisitive, opportunistic, out for what one can get
informal looking after number one, on the make

Derivatives

selfishly

adverb
More example sentences
  • For the moment, completely selfishly and setting politics aside, my main feeling is that I'm glad I don't work or live in a building that calls attention to itself.
  • Man is selfishly depleting the natural resources.
  • While people selfishly keep reptiles for their own amusement these animals will continue to suffer and the problem of pet-linked disease in humans will continue.

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