from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Concerned chiefly or only with oneself: "Selfish men were . . . trying to make capital for themselves out of the sacred cause of human rights” ( Maria Weston Chapman).
- adj. Arising from, characterized by, or showing selfishness: a selfish whim.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Holding one’s self-interest as the standard for decision making.
- adj. Having regard for oneself above others’ well-being.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Caring supremely or unduly for one's self; regarding one's own comfort, advantage, etc., in disregard, or at the expense, of those of others.
- adj. Believing or teaching that the chief motives of human action are derived from love of self.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Caring only for self; influenced solely or chiefly by motives of personal or private pleasure or advantage: as, a selfish person.
- Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of one who cares solely or chiefly for his own personal or private pleasure, interest, or advantage; proceeding from love of self: as, selfish motives.
- Synonyms Mean, illiberal, self-seeking.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. concerned chiefly or only with yourself and your advantage to the exclusion of others
From self + -ish (Wiktionary)