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Can one be both selfish and unselfish? The Times Literary Supplement (2010)Would you have been able to tell him that he was a selfish person? Times, Sunday Times (2010)You can be morally unimpeachable for entirely selfish reasons. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He also has a more selfish interest. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Their egos and selfish acts are a disgrace. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It seemed a bit selfish until he told the rest of the story. Christianity Today (2000)The mean selfish life builds its own prison walls and passes sentence of solitary confinement. 23 Steps to Successful Achievement (1972)Can she not see the danger that such selfish behaviour presents to pedestrians? Times, Sunday Times (2008)We learn that greed is not good and selfish people get their just deserts. Times, Sunday Times (2008)In my sport you have to be a really selfish person. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Most people have affairs for selfish reasons. Times, Sunday Times (2011)She just acts so selfish and cunning. The Sun (2014)That means not just embracing some vague concept not to be selfish. Times, Sunday Times (2011)They have a right to a relationship with both parents without the selfish control of one over the other. The Sun (2012)You need to be a bit selfish when losing weight and do it for you and no one else. The Sun (2008)His interests and motives were selfish. Nemesis: The Battle for Japan, 194445 (2007)If such selfish motives still produce the desired ecological outcome, then no worries. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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Translations for 'selfish'
British English: selfish /ˈsɛlfɪʃ/ ADJECTIVE
If you say that someone is selfish, you disapprove of them because they care only about themselves, and not about other people.
I think I've been very selfish.
- American English: selfish
- Arabic: أَنَانِيّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: egoísta
- Chinese: 自私的
- Croatian: sebičan
- Czech: sobecký
- Danish: selvisk
- Dutch: egoïstisch
- European Spanish: egoísta
- Finnish: itsekäs
- French: égoïste
- German: egoistisch
- Greek: εγωιστής
- Italian: egoista
- Japanese: 利己的な
- Korean: 이기적인
- Norwegian: egoistisk
- Polish: samolubny
- European Portuguese: egoísta
- Romanian: egoist
- Russian: эгоистичный
- Spanish: egoísta
- Swedish: självisk
- Thai: เห็นแก่ตัว
- Turkish: bencil
- Ukrainian: егоїстичний
- Vietnamese: ích kỷ
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