selfishly

adverb
self·​ish·​ly | \ ˈsel-fish-lē How to pronounce selfishly (audio) \

Definition of selfishly

: in a selfish way acting/behaving selfishly … he selfishly hogged attention for his injury …— Louise Erdrich He finds support for his intuition from game theory, which says that if everyone in a game acts selfishly, everyone suffers.— Gina Kolata

First Known Use of selfishly

1645, in the meaning defined above

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“Selfishly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/selfishly. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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