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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.
Selfishness, -- a vice utterly at variance with the
happiness of him who harbors it, and, as such,
condemned by self-love. --Sir J.
Syn: See Self-love.
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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