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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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  happiness, 
  without  regarding  those  of  others 
 
  Selfishness,-  a  vice  utterly  at  variance  with  the 
  happiness  of  him  who  harbors  it  and  as  such 
  condemned  by  self-love.  --Sir  J. 
  Mackintosh. 
 
  Syn:  See  {Self-love}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  selfishness 
  n  :  stinginess  resulting  from  a  concern  for  your  own  welfare  and 
  a  disregard  of  others  [ant:  {unselfishness}] 




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