[ UK /sˈɛlfɪʃ/ ]
[ US /ˈsɛɫfɪʃ/ ]
ADJECTIVE
  1. 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
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How To Use selfish In A Sentence

  • When I do get in a lather, it's never my fault: it's the cyclists and pedestrians who are selfish and inconsiderate, not me.
  • I just hadn't realised that so many straight men could be so selfish and unloving towards their offspring.
  • In addition to receiving the best education that the South could offer blacks at that time, Ella inherited a powerful sense of service that made her civil rights efforts extraordinarily unselfish and untiring.
  • You can be morally unimpeachable for entirely selfish reasons. Times, Sunday Times
  • Theirs is a consummately selfish act, no less than a low-life betrayal of civilization.
  • Machiavelli was a chief target of the philoso - phes because he preached an amoralistic selfishness which promoted despotic arbitrariness. MACHIAVELLISM
  • As you know, Bubba, I have no way to ever repay you for your unselfish gift of life you so eagerly gave to me. All I can offer to you is my undying love, my respect, my gratitude and my humble heart.
  • Both acts are born of reckless selfishness and crass stupidity and both should be condemned. The Sun
  • Each has written compellingly on this subject, yet each has been unselfishly and unfailingly supportive as we explored terrain that they already knew well. American Grace
  • He is one of a platoon of French intellectuals praising the game as a noble art compared with the selfish showmanship of football. Times, Sunday Times
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