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Synonyms for selfish
ˈsɛl fɪʃ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. selfish(adj)

    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

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

Wiktionary

  1. selfish(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    egotistic, greedy, egotistical, self-centered, egoistic

    Antonyms:
    philanthropic, selfless, altruistic

  2. selfish(adjective)

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

    Synonyms:
    egoistic, self-centered, egotistical, greedy, egotistic

    Antonyms:
    philanthropic, altruistic, selfless

  3. selfish(adjective)

    Having regard for oneself above others’ well-being.

    Synonyms:
    egoistic, egotistical, greedy, self-centered, egotistic

    Antonyms:
    philanthropic, selfless, altruistic

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. selfish(a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. selfish(a)

    Synonyms:
    ungenerous, narrow, illiberal, uncharitable

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How to use selfish in a sentence?

  1. Anuj Somany:

    People interfere in a person’s internal family matters not with an intention to resolve the feud, but mere with a selfish interest of showing own importance as a judge. Only foolish individual invites those devilish minds as mediators in own private home dispute.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    A person who is a self-centered loves merely oneself and enjoys often being pictured on online posts or thoughts or words and those are only liked by a horde of people who are also of same selfish nature in our materialistic world.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    A good thought with a bad or selfish intention will have the multiple ill-effects on the motivation of the audience than even a bit of wrong impact from the bad words of a good or selfless person.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    It is so easy to differentiate between a person who is actually good and the people who are just pretending to be good to others, because the former has often a lot of detractors whereas the latter has got regularly a load of selfish supporters around him/her.

  5. Jill Cummins:

    It's very selfish of him to have done this to us.


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