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selfish

adjective uk   us   /ˈsel.fɪʃ/ disapproving
B1 Someone who is selfish only thinks of their own advantage: The judge told him: "Your attitude shows a selfish disregard for others."
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  • Don't be so selfish!
  • It would be a bit selfish to keep them all for myself.
  • Let Milly share your toys, Lulu. Don't be selfish!
  • She never considers anyone but herself - she's totally selfish.
  • It's very selfish of him to just expect that Polly will do all the childcare.
selfishly
adverb uk   us   /-li/ disapproving
selfishness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/ disapproving
Translations of “selfish”
in Korean 이기적인…
in Arabic أناني…
in Portuguese egoísta, interessado…
in Catalan egoista…
in Japanese わがままな, 自分勝手な…
in Italian egoista…
in Chinese (Traditional) 自私的…
in Russian эгоистичный…
in Turkish bencil, hep kendini düşünen, egoist…
in Chinese (Simplified) 自私的…
in Polish samolubny, egoistyczny…
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