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1. selfishness

noun. ['ˈsɛlfɪʃnəs'] stinginess resulting from a concern for your own welfare and a disregard of others.

Synonyms

  • rapaciousness
  • voraciousness
  • expedience
  • self-seeking
  • opportunism
  • stinginess
  • self-interest

Antonyms

  • unselfishness
  • inexpedience
  • inexpediency
  • disadvantage

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • selfish (English)
  • -ish (English)

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Words that Rhyme with Selfishness

  • abruptness
  • absoluteness
  • acuteness
  • adonis
  • aggressiveness
  • agribusiness
  • airworthiness
  • alertness
  • aloofness
  • alumnus
  • anise
  • anus
  • appropriateness
  • arbitrariness
  • assertiveness
  • astuteness
  • attentiveness
  • attractiveness
  • awareness
  • awfulness

Example sentences of the word selfishness


1. Noun, singular or mass
Some lack honorable intentions and others allow selfishness or the lust for power to get the best of them.

2. Adjective
The main idea supports the theme that greed and selfishness lead to poverty.

Quotes containing the word selfishness


1. We have observed that, in society and the world in which we live, selfishness has increased more than love for others, and that men of good will must work, each with his own strengths and expertise, to ensure that love for others increases until it is equal and possibly exceeds love for oneself.
- Pope Francis

2. Selfishness must always be forgiven you know, because there is no hope of a cure.
- Jane Austen

3. Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.
- Oscar Wilde

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