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self·ish

 (sĕl′fĭsh)
adj.
1. Concerned chiefly or excessively with oneself, and having little regard for others: a selfish child who wouldn't share toys.
2. Showing or arising from an excessive concern with oneself and a lack of concern for others: a selfish whim.

self′ish·ly adv.
self′ish·ness n.

selfish

(ˈsɛlfɪʃ)
adj
1. chiefly concerned with one's own interest, advantage, etc, esp to the total exclusion of the interests of others
2. relating to or characterized by self-interest
ˈselfishly adv
ˈselfishness n

self•ish

(ˈsɛl fɪʃ)

adj.
1. caring only or chiefly for oneself; concerned with one's own interests, welfare, etc., regardless of others.
2. characterized by or manifesting concern or care only for oneself: selfish motives.
[1630–40]
self′ish•ly, adv.
self′ish•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.selfish - concerned chiefly or only with yourself and your advantage to the exclusion of others; "Selfish men were...trying to make capital for themselves out of the sacred cause of civil rights"- Maria Weston Chapman
egocentric, egoistic, egoistical, self-centered, self-centred - limited to or caring only about yourself and your own needs
inconsiderate - lacking regard for the rights or feelings of others; "shockingly inconsiderate behavior"
stingy, ungenerous - unwilling to spend; "she practices economy without being stingy"; "an ungenerous response to the appeal for funds"
unselfish - disregarding your own advantages and welfare over those of others

selfish

adjective self-centred, self-interested, greedy, mercenary, self-seeking, ungenerous, egoistic or egoistical, egotistic or egoistical, looking out for number one (informal) the selfish interests of a few people
generous, considerate, selfless, benevolent, altruistic, self-sacrificing, philanthropic, unselfish, magnanimous, self-denying, ungrudging

selfish

adjective
Translations
sobecký
egoistiskselvisk
itsekäsitsekeskeinen
sebičan
egoistaönző
利己的な自分本位の身勝手なわがままな
이기적인
sebičen
självisk
เห็นแก่ตัว
ích kỷ

selfish

[ˈselfɪʃ] ADJegoísta

selfish

[ˈsɛlfɪʃ] adjégoïste
Don't be so selfish → Ne sois pas si égoïste.

selfish

adjegoistisch, selbstsüchtig; for selfish reasonsaus selbstsüchtigen Gründen

selfish

[ˈsɛlfɪʃ] adjegoista

self

(self) plural selves (selvz) noun
1. a person's own body and personality.
2. one's own personal interests or advantage. He always thinks first of self.
ˈselfish adjective
(negative unselfish) thinking of one's own pleasure or good and not considering other people. a selfish person/attitude.
ˈselfishly adverb
ˈselfishness noun
ˈselfless adjective
utterly unselfish. As a soldier, he showed selfless devotion to duty.
ˈselflessly adverb
ˈselflessness noun

selfish

أَنَانِيّ sobecký selvisk egoistisch εγωιστής egoísta itsekäs égoïste sebičan egoista 利己的な 이기적인 egoïstisch egoistisk samolubny egoísta эгоистичный självisk เห็นแก่ตัว bencil ích kỷ 自私的

selfish

a. egoísta.
References in classic literature ?
I'm not as selfish as you, because I'm always ill, and I'm sure there is a lump coming on my back," he said.
Only in the garden of the Selfish Giant it was still winter.
The average man IS selfish," the Bishop affirmed valiantly.
But I have no sympathy with the purely selfish pleasure which some men appear to derive from dwelling on the minute anatomy of their own feelings, under the pr essure of adverse fortune.
I've thought a great deal lately about my `bundle of naughties', and being selfish is the largest one in it, so I'm going to try hard to cure it, if I can.
Darcy, I am a very selfish creature; and, for the sake of giving relief to my own feelings, care not how much I may be wounding your's.
He may be weak, but he is not callous, not coldly selfish.
So it was with Edgar Caswall, despite his selfish nature and coldness of blood.
It was bad enough to see the whole boat-load struggling, floundering, sinking in the sea; for selfish eyes (and which of us is all unselfish at such a time?
I dared not trust myself to see you that morning; I was filled with selfish passion; I was shattered by a night of conscious delirium.
The end of life was reserved for the Dog, wherefore the old man is often snappish, irritable, hard to please, and selfish, tolerant only of his own household, but averse to strangers and to all who do not administer to his comfort or to his necessities.
He was not an ill-disposed young man, unless to be rather cold hearted and rather selfish is to be ill-disposed: but he was, in general, well respected; for he conducted himself with propriety in the discharge of his ordinary duties.