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The instinct or desire to promote one's own well-being; regard for or love of one's self.
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|Adj.||1.||self-loving - characteristic of those having an inflated idea of their own importance|
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