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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Selfish  \Self"ish\,  a. 
  1.  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 
 
  They  judge  of  things  according  to  their  own  private 
  appetites  and  selfish  passions.  --Cudworth. 
 
  In  that  throng  of  selfish  hearts  untrue.  --Keble. 
 
  2.  (Ethics)  Believing  or  teaching  that  the  chief  motives  of 
  human  action  are  derived  from  love  of  self 
 
  Hobbes  and  the  selfish  school  of  philosophers. 
  --Fleming. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  selfish 
  adj  :  concerned  chiefly  or  only  with  yourself  "Selfish  men 
  were...trying  to  make  capital  for  themselves  out  of  the 
  sacred  cause  of  civil  rights"-  Maria  Weston  Chapman 
  [ant:  {unselfish}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  SELFISH,  adj  Devoid  of  consideration  for  the  selfishness  of  others 
 
 




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