Selfishness

  • 1 Selfishness — denotes the precedence given in thought or deed to the self, i.e., self interest or self concern. It is the act of placing one s own needs or desires above the needs or desires of others. Selfishness is the opposite of altruism (Selflessness).The …

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  • 2 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… …

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  • 3 selfishness — index greed Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 4 Selfishness — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Selfishness >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 selfishness selfishness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 self love self love self indulgence self worship self interest Sgm: N 1 egotism egotism egoism Sgm: N 1 amour propre …

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  • 5 selfishness — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ pure, utter ▪ human PHRASES ▪ an act of selfishness ▪ an act of pure selfishness ▪ …

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  • 6 selfishness — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Devotion to oneself Nouns 1. selfishness, self indulgence, self interest; egotism, egoism; vanity; nepotism; worldliness; egomania, megalomania; illiberality; meanness, parsimony. See malevolence. 2.… …

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  • 7 selfishness — egoizmas statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Savimeilė, skatinanti rūpintis tik savo materialine ir dvasine gerove, kitų žmonių interesų nepaisymas, savanaudiškumas. kilmė pranc. égoisme< lot. ego – aš atitikmenys: angl.… …

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  • 8 selfishness — selfish ► ADJECTIVE ▪ concerned chiefly with one s own personal profit or pleasure at the expense of consideration for others. DERIVATIVES selfishly adverb selfishness noun …

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  • 9 selfishness — noun see selfish …

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  • 10 selfishness — See selfishly. * * * …

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  • 11 selfishness — noun the quality of being selfish, the condition of putting ones own interests before those of others …

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  • 12 selfishness — Synonyms and related words: autotheism, ego, egocentricity, egocentrism, egoism, egoisticalness, egotism, egotisticalness, individualism, self, self absorption, self centeredness, self centerment, self interest, self regard, self seeking, self… …

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  • 13 selfishness — self·ish·ness || selfɪʃnɪs n. self centeredness, egotism, state of only having concern for one s own self …

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  • 14 selfishness — n. Undue love of self, self interest, private interest, illiberality, meanness, self love …

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  • 15 selfishness — self·ish·ness …

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  • 16 selfishness — See: selfish …

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  • 17 selfishness —  Эгоизм2 …

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  • 18 selfishness — noun stinginess resulting from a concern for your own welfare and a disregard of others (Freq. 2) • Ant: ↑unselfishness • Derivationally related forms: ↑selfish • Hypernyms: ↑stinginess • Hyponyms …

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  • 19 Rational selfishness — Rational selfishness, a term generally related to Ayn Rand s Objectivist philosophy, refers to a person s efforts to look after their own well being, to cultivate the self and achieve goals for the good of the self. This is, in essence, the basic …

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  • 20 The Virtue of Selfishness — The Virtue of Selfishness: A New Concept of Egoism is a 1964 collection of essays and papers by Ayn Rand and Nathaniel Branden. Most of the essays originally appeared in The Objectivist Newsletter , except for The Objectivist Ethics , which was a …

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