selfish person


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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.selfish person - a person who is unusually selfish
disagreeable person, unpleasant person - a person who is not pleasant or agreeable
dog in the manger - someone who prevents you from enjoying something that they themselves have no need for
egocentric, egoist - a self-centered person with little regard for others
exploiter, user - a person who uses something or someone selfishly or unethically
hog, pig - a person regarded as greedy and pig-like
monopoliser, monopolist, monopolizer - someone who monopolizes the means of producing or selling something
narcissist, narcist - someone in love with themselves
opportunist, self-seeker - a person who places expediency above principle
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To me, to myself, to my own future, to my own happiness the rest is very slight, and I never pretend to be anything else but a very selfish person. Only you know now that I have lied, badly."
Anthony, don't let me carry away from here the idea that you are a selfish person, hugging the memory of your past happiness, like a rich man his treasure, forgetting the poor at the gate."
I've outright told him that I'm a selfish person who doesn't want to complicate my life with children, and that I'd make their lives miserable.
'Honestly, I am a selfish person. That is the natural way I think.
As a selfish person, I wouldn't want him to go, but if the opportunity arose where he could manage a team he could take forward I don't think you could blame him."
However, I absolutely have the right to say you are a contemptible, selfish person if you choose not to (unless there are proved medical reasons why they can't be).
I am not a selfish person. Rahul Gandhi told me three-four times in Parliament that you are in wrong party.
A selfish person must abstain from selfishness because it causes misery.
He is a highly selfish person who would never thinks beyond his personal being', Mehmud said.
'Born into a noble family and never experiencing hardship, Sam Rainsy can be called a selfish person who has fallen deeply into the disease of stardom and thinks he is never wrong,' he said.
I'm a selfish person who loves long lies and "me" time - they don't exactly go hand in hand with child-rearing and who am I to judge if Mum just wants a shower to herself one of these days?
"I would say I went in there quite a selfish person but, because you're living with these people for 24 hours a day, it's amazing how quickly you create a bond with them.