Adjective "selfish" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


(of a person, action, or motive) lacking consideration for other people; concerned chiefly with one's own personal profit or pleasure.
  1. 'For Scotland's only representative in the game's biggest tournament, the motives are purely selfish.'
  2. 'She was also starting to think that maybe she was a bit too selfish towards him.'
  3. 'When I had the second, I realised it was a bit selfish.'
  4. 'Call me selfish, but I wanted to leave my mark on a true original.'
  5. 'I gave a bittersweet sigh and tried not to feel selfish about the situation.'
  6. 'Try to protest that the government is ruining your health with its selfish pleasures and see how far you get!'
  7. 'The consumer is encouraged to feel that the transaction is less selfish, on both sides, than normal.'
  8. 'My reason for being pro-choice is kind of selfish in a way.'
  9. 'In my last conversation with my Grandmother before she died she called me selfish.'
  10. 'I realized then that what I had said sounded incredibly selfish, yet I did not speak up.'


1. devoted to or caring only for oneself; concerned primarily with one's own interests, benefits, welfare, etc., regardless of others.

2. characterized by or manifesting concern or care only for oneself: selfish motives.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be selfish in/at/on ways."

"people can be selfish in comings."

"people can be selfish for corruptions."

"people can be selfish at moments."

"people can be selfish as fines."

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