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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Thinking and acting as if one's own desires and interests are more important than the interests and desires of others.

Usage examples (36)
  • Next to the very young, I suppose the very old are the most selfish.
  • selfish men were...trying to make capital for themselves out of the sacred cause of civil rights
  • I don't think the word "selfish" is even a little appropriate here.
  • There is the word selfish, that is, being absorbed in one's own self; in getting every stream to flow by his own door. for more
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