noun see selfish

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Selfishness — denotes the precedence given in thought or deed to the self, i.e., self interest or self concern. It is the act of placing one s own needs or desires above the needs or desires of others. Selfishness is the opposite of altruism (Selflessness).The …   Wikipedia

  • Selfishness — Self ish*ness, n. The quality or state of being selfish; exclusive regard to one s own interest or happiness; that supreme self love or self preference which leads a person to direct his purposes to the advancement of his own interest, power, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • selfishness — index greed Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Selfishness — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Selfishness >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 selfishness selfishness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 self love self love self indulgence self worship self interest Sgm: N 1 egotism egotism egoism Sgm: N 1 amour propre …   English dictionary for students

  • selfishness — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ pure, utter ▪ human PHRASES ▪ an act of selfishness ▪ an act of pure selfishness ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • selfishness — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Devotion to oneself Nouns 1. selfishness, self indulgence, self interest; egotism, egoism; vanity; nepotism; worldliness; egomania, megalomania; illiberality; meanness, parsimony. See malevolence. 2.… …   English dictionary for students

  • selfishness — egoizmas statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Savimeilė, skatinanti rūpintis tik savo materialine ir dvasine gerove, kitų žmonių interesų nepaisymas, savanaudiškumas. kilmė pranc. égoisme< lot. ego – aš atitikmenys: angl.… …   Sporto terminų žodynas

  • selfishness — selfish ► ADJECTIVE ▪ concerned chiefly with one s own personal profit or pleasure at the expense of consideration for others. DERIVATIVES selfishly adverb selfishness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • selfishness — See selfishly. * * * …   Universalium

  • selfishness — noun the quality of being selfish, the condition of putting ones own interests before those of others …   Wiktionary

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