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synonyms for selfishness

  • greed
  • self-indulgence
  • self-centeredness
  • self-worship
  • stinginess
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How to use selfishness in a sentence

A willingness to be more selfish is a goal for another elite point guard prospect, Indiana senior Ali Patberg.
HOW THESE WNBA PROSPECTS CAN IMPROVE THEIR DRAFT STOCKHOWARD MEGDALNOVEMBER 24, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
So holding up any emergency vehicle is selfish beyond belief.
HINTS FROM HELOISE: GOOD MANNERS ARE FOR THE ROAD, TOOHELOISE HELOISENOVEMBER 23, 2020WASHINGTON POST
It seems selfish, as well as shortsighted, for people to refuse to take common-sense measures to protect themselves and others.
ASK AMY: SCOTCH AND WINE MIGHT LEAD TO A PROBLEMAMY DICKINSONNOVEMBER 22, 2020WASHINGTON POST
It seemed selfish to me to engage in nonessential travel to the race and potentially put myself and others at risk of spreading covid.
AS THE CORONAVIRUS TEARS THROUGH RURAL MARYLAND, AN ULTRAMARATHON PLANS TO RACE ONRICK MAESENOVEMBER 19, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Masks are neither completely selfless nor selfish — they help everyone.
WEARING A MASK ISN’T JUST ABOUT PROTECTING OTHER PEOPLE, THE CDC SAYS. IT CAN HELP YOU — AND MIGHT PREVENT LOCKDOWNS.BEN GUARINO, LENA H. SUN, ARIANA EUNJUNG CHANOVEMBER 12, 2020WASHINGTON POST
I feel like they are the ones who are being selfish, to not include their parents in any way.
MISS MANNERS: GROOM’S MOTHER WANTS TO CONTRIBUTE MORE THAN MONEY TO THE WEDDINGJUDITH MARTIN, NICHOLAS MARTIN, JACOBINA MARTINOCTOBER 29, 2020WASHINGTON POST
In Schizosaccharomyces pombe, also called fission yeast, Zanders discovered, a family of selfish genes makes moves that would be right at home in a Game of Thrones story line.
THIS YEAR’S SN 10 SCIENTISTS AIM TO SOLVE SOME OF SCIENCE’S BIGGEST CHALLENGESSCIENCE NEWS STAFFSEPTEMBER 30, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
It turns out that if you have a low density of cars on the roads, selfish drivers lead to more efficient traffic.
COMPLEXITY SCIENTIST BEATS TRAFFIC JAMS THROUGH ADAPTATIONRODRIGO PÉREZ ORTEGASEPTEMBER 28, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
He makes game theory and traffic simulations to study what will be the effect of selfish versus cooperative drivers.
COMPLEXITY SCIENTIST BEATS TRAFFIC JAMS THROUGH ADAPTATIONRODRIGO PÉREZ ORTEGASEPTEMBER 28, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
The socialist looking thus at the world we live in sees in it nothing but waste and selfishness and inefficiency.
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WORDS RELATED TO SELFISHNESS

  • arrogance
  • boastfulness
  • bragging
  • conceit
  • egoism
  • immodesty
  • narcissism
  • pride
  • self-absorption
  • self-admiration
  • self-aggrandizement
  • self-centeredness
  • self-praise
  • selfishness
  • vainglory
  • vainness
  • vanity
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.