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Synonyms for selfish
ˈsɛl fɪʃself·ish

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  1. selfishadjective

    egotistic, greedy, egotistical, self-centered, egoistic

    selfless, altruistic, philanthropic

  2. selfishadjective

    Holding one’s self-interest as the standard for decision making.

    self-centered, egotistic, greedy, egotistical, egoistic

    selfless, altruistic, philanthropic

  3. selfishadjective

    Having regard for oneself above others’ well-being.

    egoistic, egotistical, greedy, self-centered, egotistic

    philanthropic, selfless, altruistic

Princeton's WordNet

  1. selfishadjective

    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

    unselfish, self-giving, public-spirited, self-denying, self-sacrificing, sharing, self-forgetful

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. selfishadjective

    illiberal, mean, sordid, mercenary, narrow, narrow-minded, self-seeking

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. selfishadjective

    ungenerous, narrow, illiberal, uncharitable

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  1. Michael Head:

    Vaccine inequity... will prolong the pandemic, the best way to be selfish.

  2. Rory McIlroy:

    Naive, selfish, egotistical, ignorant. A lot of words to describe that interaction with Shipnuck, it was just very surprising and disappointing.

  3. Mathias Cormann:

    I think it is incredibly selfish, it's incredibly self-indulgent.

  4. Ashish Jha:

    For selfish reasons, every country should be concerned about large outbreaks that are out of control, countries like the United Kingdom and United States are doing a great job with vaccinations, and they should be feeling great about United Kingdom, but United Kingdom's only as good as variants that are out there.

  5. Carlos Sainz:

    Outside of the track, I think there's no point in being selfish, in being that kind of team mate. At the moment McLaren is going through a period that if Nico Rosberg start being selfish, it's just not going to help the team, the atmosphere we are living in the team right now, the positivity, the momentum, the motivation we all have... I think Lando Norris and I have realized it's for our own benefit to keep this thing going until hopefully we can make it back to the top.

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