Definition of selfish
- a selfish act
- selfish DNA
- selfish genes
She's interested only in her own selfish concerns.
I wish he'd spend less time with his friends and more time with me. Am I being selfish?
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egocentric, egoistic (also egoistical), egomaniacal, egotistic (or egotistical), narcissistic, self-absorbed, self-centered, self-concerned, self-interested, self-involved, self-loving, self-preoccupied, self-regarding, self-seeking;
complacent, conceited, overweening, pompous, prideful, proud, self-complacent, self-conceited, self-contented, self-directed, self-glorifying, self-important, self-indulgent, self-opinionated, self-pleased, self-satisfied, smug, vain, vainglorious;
: having or showing concern only for yourself and not for the needs or feelings of other people
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to lower or disgrace the reputation of
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