IV. MORAL AFFECTIONS
3. Moral conditions
[Nouns] selfishness; self-love, self-indulgence, self-worship, self-interest; egotism, egoism; amour propre (vanity) [more]; nepotism.
worldliness; world wisdom.
time-pleaser, time-server; tuft-hunter, fortune-hunter; jobber, worldling; egotist, egoist, monopolist, nepotist; dog in the manger, charity that begins at home; canis in praesepi, "foes to nobleness," temporizer, trimmer.
[Verbs] be selfish; please oneself, indulge oneself, coddle oneself; consult one's own wishes, consult one's own pleasure; look after one's own interest; feather one's nest; take care of number one, have an eye to the main chance, know on which side one's bread is buttered; give an inch and take an ell.
illiberal, mean, ungenerous, narrow-minded; mercenary, venal; covetous [more].
unspiritual, earthly, earthly-minded; mundane; worldly, worldly- minded; worldly-wise; timeserving.
interested; alieni appetens sui profusus.