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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.
- The force of selfishness is as inevitable and as calculable as the force of gravitation —Anon
- A man is a lion in his own cause —Henry G. Bohn’s Handbook of Proverbs
- The private life of the narcissist, like the private parts of the exhibitionist, ought not to be hung out uninvited in the public space —Willard Gaylin
- Self-love … leaped back into her like a perpetually coiled snake —Anais Nin
- Wound up in his own concerns like thread on a spool —Anon
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|Noun||1.||selfishness - stinginess resulting from a concern for your own welfare and a disregard of others|
stinginess - a lack of generosity; a general unwillingness to part with money
greediness, rapaciousness, voraciousness - an excessive desire for wealth (usually in large amounts); "the greediness of lawyers"
opportunism, self-interest, self-seeking, expedience - taking advantage of opportunities without regard for the consequences for others
unselfishness - the quality of not putting yourself first but being willing to give your time or money or effort etc. for others; "rural people show more devotion and unselfishness than do their urban cousins"