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I know I'm not a selfish player. People around me know I'm not a selfish player. I do everything I can to make people around me understand I'm not a selfish player.
Carmelo Anthony

Meaning of "selfish" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SELFISH

selfish  [ˈsɛlfɪʃ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SELFISH

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Selfish is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES SELFISH MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Selfishness

Selfishness is placing concern with oneself or one's own interests above the well-being of others. Selfishness is the opposite of altruism or selflessness; and has also been contrasted with self-centredness.

Definition of selfish in the English dictionary

The definition of selfish in the dictionary is chiefly concerned with one's own interest, advantage, etc, esp to the total exclusion of the interests of others. Other definition of selfish is relating to or characterized by self-interest.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SELFISH


blowfish
ˈbləʊˌfɪʃ
catfish
ˈkætˌfɪʃ
crawfish
ˈkrɔːˌfɪʃ
crayfish
ˈkreɪˌfɪʃ
dealfish
ˈdiːlˌfɪʃ
elfish
ˈɛlfɪʃ
fish
fɪʃ
goldfish
ˈɡəʊldˌfɪʃ
jellyfish
ˈdʒɛlɪˌfɪʃ
oafish
ˈəʊfɪʃ
sailfish
ˈseɪlˌfɪʃ
shellfish
ˈʃɛlˌfɪʃ
starfish
ˈstɑːˌfɪʃ
swordfish
ˈsɔːdˌfɪʃ
sylphish
ˈsɪlfɪʃ
unselfish
ʌnˈsɛlfɪʃ
werewolfish
ˈweəˌwʊlfɪʃ
werwolfish
ˈwɪəˌwʊlfɪʃ
whitefish
ˈwaɪtˌfɪʃ
wolfish
ˈwʊlfɪʃ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SELFISH

self-violence
self-will
self-willed
self-winding
self-worship
self-worth
selfdom
selfheal
selfhood
selfie
selfishly
selfishness
selfism
selfist
selfless
selflessly
selflessness
selfness
selfsame
selfsameness

WORDS THAT END LIKE SELFISH

angelfish
big fish
billfish
cellfish
coalfish
damselfish
devilfish
drink like a fish
fallfish
flatfish
flying fish
foolfish
jewelfish
needlefish
snailfish
squirrelfish
stockfish
swellfish
triggerfish
wallfish

Synonyms and antonyms of selfish in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SELFISH»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «selfish» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of selfish

Translation of «selfish» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SELFISH

Find out the translation of selfish to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of selfish from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «selfish» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

自私的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

egoísta
570 millions of speakers

English

selfish
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

स्वार्थी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

أَنَانِيّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

эгоистичный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

egoísta
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

স্বার্থপর
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

égoïste
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

mementingkan diri sendiri
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

egoistisch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

利己的な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

이기적인
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Egois
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ích kỷ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சுயநல
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्वार्थी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

bencil
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

egoista
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

samolubny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

егоїстичний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

egoist
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

εγωιστής
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

selfsugtig
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

självisk
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

egoistisk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of selfish

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SELFISH»

The term «selfish» is very widely used and occupies the 18.997 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SELFISH» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about selfish

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10 QUOTES WITH «SELFISH»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word selfish.
1
Art Alexakis
I have a pet peeve about bands that don't play their hits. I think it's kind of selfish.
2
Carmelo Anthony
I know I'm not a selfish player. People around me know I'm not a selfish player. I do everything I can to make people around me understand I'm not a selfish player.
3
Alec Baldwin
My life, in some ways, has been a half-measure. I didn't commit myself all the way to my marriage and family, because I would have given up more. And I didn't go all the way with just being completely selfish. I always wonder where my career would be if I was more selfish.
4
Joshua Bell
I like working with kids because I enjoy seeing the looks on their faces and, it's kind of selfish, I want a future audience.
5
Amber Benson
I wanted to create a heroine that was flawed. I wanted her to be a real person. She's selfish, she's childish, she's immature and because I'm doing a three-book arc I really played that up in the first book. I wanted the reader to be annoyed with her at times.
6
James Bovard
People are so docile right now. It is almost as if good government means when the politicians lie to us for our own good, for the public good, and bad government is when politicians lie for their own selfish interests.
7
Lara Flynn Boyle
I am a very selfish person.
8
Candace Cameron Bure
Our marriage is grounded in the word of God. That's really it. God is the core of our marriage, and the foundation and the blueprint for it is how we live, and being open and honest and communicating, but ultimately doing what pleases God, and not in a selfish manner.
9
Carol Burnett
It's also selfish because it makes you feel good when you help others. I've been helped by acts of kindness from strangers. That's why we're here, after all, to help others.
10
Ricardo Antonio Chavira
My son's the most precious thing to me; he's changed me from being selfish to selfless.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SELFISH»

Discover the use of selfish in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to selfish and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Selfish Gene: 30th Anniversary edition
This 30th anniversary edition includes a new introduction from the author as well as the original prefaces and foreword, and extracts from early reviews.
Richard Dawkins, 2006
2
Selfish
Stories of young children who do not want to share provide questions for a discussion on selfishness.
Janine Amos, 2006
3
The Selfish Giant:
Í l A1 CAÑ'NOT understand why the Spring is so late in coming; said the Selfish Giant, as he sat -. at the window and looked out at his cold white garden; 'I hope there will be a change in the weather.v But the Spring never carne, nor the ...
Oscar Wilde, 2012
4
The Selfish Altruist: Relief Work in Famine and War
Tony Vaux brings over 20 years experience as one of Oxfam's leading emergency managers to the exploration of the conflicts between subjective impulses and objective judgements and the dilemmas relief workers contend with.
Anthony Vaux, Tony Vaux, 2013
5
From Gaia to Selfish Genes: Selected Writings in the Life ...
Presents the range of current debate in biological research, touching on the topics of heredity and environment, competition, cooperation, determinism, individuality, and more, through excerpts from the writings of leading scientists This ...
Connie Barlow, 1992
6
The Selfish Crocodile
Every morning a very large and very snappy crocodile shouts: Stay away from my river!
Faustin Charles, 1999
7
The Selfish Pig's Guide To Caring: How to cope with the ...
And he does. The book airs such topics as sex, thoughts of murder, and dealing with the responses of friends and officials who fail to understand. This is a must-read for anyone involved with caring.
Hugh Marriott, 2012
8
The Selfish Demon King
Shizuku is an adorable and spunky high school student, but even he doesn't know the secret he's hiding.
Kyoko Wakatsuki, 2010
9
Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids: Why Being a Great Parent ...
Argues that upbringing is much less important for development than genetics is and encourages parents to find ways to enjoy raising than children, rather than making the task a chore.
Bryan Caplan, 2012
10
Selfish Gifts: Senegalese Women's Autobiographical Discourses
Investigates the politics and poetics of women's gendered identity in West Africa.
Lisa McNee, 2000

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SELFISH»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term selfish is used in the context of the following news items.
1
James Milner relishing central role after “selfish move” to Liverpool
“This move was a selfish move for me,” Milner is quoted on the club's official website as saying. “Obviously playing at City and playing in different positions – the ... «This Is Anfield, Jul 15»
2
This Psych Professor's Trick Extra Credit Question Proves We're All …
“But many students choose the seemingly selfish option. Why? Perhaps to increase their own grades, or perhaps because they fear that they will be taken ... «MTV.com, Jul 15»
3
Selfish Jerks Annoyed At Traffic Jam Demand Cops 'Rubber Bullet …
“To the person causing traffic jam on the M3/A316, you selfish, selfish twat,” wrote motorist Sara Russell as she sat in traffic on what was admittedly a warm day ... «The Inquisitr, Jul 15»
4
"Selfish" Kim Kardashian West Comes To SF's Castro Tonight!
Say what you want about Kim Kardashian West but there is no denying her popularity and bank account. Worth somewhere between a reported $40 million and ... «Haute Living, Jun 15»
5
Tim Gunn "Reviews" Kim Kardashian's Selfish Book; Loses IQ Points
Here's a little Friday funny for ya! Tim Gunn hung out and chatted with Us weekly about Kim Kardashian's selfie-obsessed book “Selfish.” Needless to say, Tim is ... «Reality Tea, Jun 15»
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Here's How Lena Dunham Really Feels About Kim Kardashian's …
Kim Kardashian's latest endeavor, a book of her many selfies through the years entitled Selfish, has attracted lots of attention, not all of it good. And really, with a ... «MTV.com, May 15»
7
10 reviews of Amazon reviews of Kim Kardashian's book, 'Selfish'
Is Kim K's book especially effective kindling? That would be useful information to include. Otherwise, it seems like an expensive way to start a fire. Grab a free ... «Mashable, May 15»
8
Kim Kardashian's Selfish Is Anything But
Yet her new book of annotated self-taken photos, titled Selfish and out this week, feels almost like an ode to the people around her. Yes, there is healthy ego in ... «TIME, May 15»
9
Kim Kardashian's Earth Day Selfie Was A Little Selfish
In honor of Earth Day here's my best plant selfie from my book #Selfish out May 5th! #ivegotaselfieforeveryoccasion pic.twitter.com/itPaBeKGbE. «MTV.com, Apr 15»
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Kim Kardashian Selfie Book 'Selfish' Sells Out In One Minute …
Venerable art book publisher Rizzoli released a limited edition version of Kim Kardashian's new book of selfies called "Selfish" that sold out in under a minute on ... «International Business Times, Apr 15»

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