[ UK /sˈɛlfɪʃ/ ]
[ US /ˈsɛɫfɪʃ/ ]
  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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