1. selfish

adjective. ['ˈsɛlfɪʃ'] concerned chiefly or only with yourself and your advantage to the exclusion of others.


  • inconsiderate
  • ungenerous
  • stingy
  • egotistic
  • egocentric
  • self-centred
  • self-serving
  • self-seeking
  • egoistical
  • narcissistic
  • self-centered
  • self-loving
  • egotistical


  • unselfish
  • generous
  • considerate
  • tactful


  • -ish (English)
  • -ish (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • self (English)
  • self (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Selfish

  • blowfish
  • crayfish
  • hagfish
  • raffish
  • tunafish

How do you pronounce selfish?

Pronounce selfish as ˈsɛlfɪʃ.

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Sentences with selfish

1. Adjective
This is of course if your intentions are not more negative and selfish.

2. Noun, singular or mass
To some, your new penchant for daily exercise may appear vain or selfish.

Quotes about selfish

1. I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.
- Marilyn Monroe

2. Love is always patient and kind. It is never jealous. Love is never boastful or conceited. It is never rude or selfish. It does not take offense and is not resentful. Love takes no pleasure in other people’s sins, but delights in the truth. It is always ready to excuse, to trust, to hope, and to endure whatever comes.
- Anonymous, Holy Bible: New International Version

3. I am selfish. I am brave.
- Veronica Roth, Divergent