caring only about yourself rather than about other people selfish behavior Do you think I'm being selfish by not letting her go? What a selfish thing to do! It was selfish of him to leave all the work to you. opposite selfless, unselfishadjectivejump to other results
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adverb She looked forward, a little selfishly, to a weekend away from her family.
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noun [uncountable] He was the victim of his own greed and selfishness.