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Princeton's WordNet

  1. selfishness(noun)

    stinginess resulting from a concern for your own welfare and a disregard of others

    Antonyms:
    unselfishness

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. selfishness(n.)

    Synonyms:
    undue love of self, self-interest, private interest, illiberality, meanness

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    egoism, egotism, self-interest, self-indulgence, egocentricity, self-centred, selfish

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How to use selfishness in a sentence?

  1. Letitia Elizabeth Landon:

    I like a cat because it does not disguise its selfishness with any flattering hypocrisies. Its attachment is not to yourself, but to your house. Let it but have food, and a warm lair among the embers, and it heeds not at whose expense. Then it has the spirit to resent aggression. You shall beat your dog, and he will fawn upon you; but a cat never forgives : it has no tender mercies, and it torments before it destroys its prey.

  2. Charles Lamb:

    How a sickness enlarges the dimensions of a man's self to himself! He is his own exclusive object. Supreme selfishness is inculcated in him as his only duty,

  3. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Every charity, donation, help, prayer, whatever such other humanitarian matters and needs, carry selfishness, interests, and expectations, whether for fame, self-generosity, reward, power, or heaven.

  4. Emeasoba George:

    Selflessness (unselfishness) is defined as being concerned more with the needs and wishes of others than with one's own. Moreover, it can be defined as having or showing great concern for other people and little or no concern at all for yourself or oneself. Whereas, selfishness is directly opposite of that (selflessness). Now, are you selfless or are you selfish? Anyway, you should be selfless rather than selfish. Because, true love or true leadership is all about being selfless. Contrariwise, untrue love or untrue leadership has to do with selfishness. Besides, whoever that is selfless is true to form (or type) i.e. he or she is being or behaving as expected. But, anyone who is selfish is factitious (not genuine). Nevertheless, do quote me right or better still you can say I said so. ~Emeasoba George

  5. Charles Caleb Colton:

    Posthumous charities are the very essence of selfishness, when bequeathed by those who. when alive, would not have contributed.


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