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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.selfishly - in an egotistical manner; "he behaved egotistically"
unselfishly - in an unselfish manner; "he acted unselfishly when he helped her get the promotion"
Translations
بأنانِيَّه
sobecky
egoistiskt
önző módon
af eigingirni
sebično
bencilceegoistçe

selfishly

[ˈselfɪʃlɪ] ADVcon egoísmo, de modo egoísta

selfishly

[ˈsɛlfɪʃli] advégoïstement

selfishly

advegoistisch, selbstsüchtig; I was selfishly glad that…ich war egoistischerweise froh, dass …

selfishly

[ˈsɛlfɪʃlɪ] advegoisticamente

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
References in classic literature ?
That was my first thought, though I shrank selfishly from confronting it.
Personally, purely selfishly personally, I should be sorry to see you go.
On Sunday picnics at Shellmound Park and Schuetzen Park, in the past, he had rested his head on many laps, and, usually, he had slept soundly and selfishly while the girls shaded his face from the sun and looked down and loved him and wondered at his lordly carelessness of their love.
I worked; but what I did was done selfishly, bitterly, with a hard heart.
Think of all that you have done for me, and then think of the black ingratitude of it if I ruin you for life by consenting to our marriage--if I selfishly, cruelly, wickedly, drag you down to the level of a woman like me
I seem to recognize in him one of those characters who, sensitive enough themselves, are selfishly relentless towards the sensitiveness of others.
Because his favourite wife, mother of his eldest born, had dared out of silliness of affection to violate one of his kingly tamboos, he had had her killed and had himself selfishly and religiously eaten the last of her even to the marrow of her cracked joints, sharing no morsel with his boonest of comrades.
Perhaps he selfishly kept his best wine and his choicest cheese for his own consumption.
The blame lay with that man who had selfishly played with her heart--had perhaps even deliberately lured her away.
And confessing for the first time to the intensity within him of this absurd speculation - which but proved also, no doubt, the habit of too selfishly thinking - he affirmed the impotence there of any other source of interest, any other native appeal.
While the Italian author represents his gentlemen and ladies as selfishly fleeing from the misery of a frightful plague in Florence to a charming villa and a holiday of unreflecting pleasure, the gaiety of Chaucer's pilgrims rests on a basis of serious purpose, however conventional it may be.
Amelia's attendant was much less selfishly disposed.