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selfish

adjective self·ish \ˈsel-fish\

: having or showing concern only for yourself and not for the needs or feelings of other people

Full Definition of SELFISH

1
:  concerned excessively or exclusively with oneself :  seeking or concentrating on one's own advantage, pleasure, or well-being without regard for others
2
:  arising from concern with one's own welfare or advantage in disregard of others <a selfish act>
3
:  being an actively replicating repetitive sequence of nucleic acid that serves no known function <selfish DNA>; also :  being genetic material solely concerned with its own replication <selfish genes>
self·ish·ly adverb
self·ish·ness noun
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Examples of SELFISH

  1. She's interested only in her own selfish concerns.
  2. I wish he'd spend less time with his friends and more time with me. Am I being selfish?

First Known Use of SELFISH

1640

Rhymes with SELFISH

SELFISHLY Defined for Kids

selfish

adjective self·ish \ˈsel-fish\

Definition of SELFISH for Kids

:  taking care of only your own needs and feelings without thought for others
self·ish·ly adverb
self·ish·ness noun
Medical Dictionary

selfish

adjective self·ish \ˈsel-fish\

Medical Definition of SELFISH

:  being an actively replicating repetitive sequence of nucleic acid that serves no known function <selfish DNA>; also :  being genetic material solely concerned with its own replication <selfish genes>

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