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 for selfishness
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Selfishness \Self"ish*ness\, n.
     The quality or state of being selfish; exclusive regard to
     one's own interest or happiness; that supreme self-love or
     self-preference which leads a person to direct his purposes
     to the advancement of his own interest, power, or happiness,
     without regarding those of others.
     [1913 Webster]
           Selfishness, -- a vice utterly at variance with the
           happiness of him who harbors it, and, as such,
           condemned by self-love.                  --Sir J.
     [1913 Webster]
     Syn: See Self-love.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: stinginess resulting from a concern for your own welfare
           and a disregard of others [ant: unselfishness]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  20 Moby Thesaurus words for "selfishness":
     autotheism, ego, egocentricity, egocentrism, egoism,
     egoisticalness, egotism, egotisticalness, individualism, self,
     self-absorption, self-centeredness, self-centerment, self-interest,
     self-regard, self-seeking, self-worship, selfhood, selfism,

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