What is another word for selfishness?

160 synonyms found


[ sˈɛlfɪʃnəs], [ sˈɛlfɪʃnəs], [ s_ˈɛ_l_f_ɪ_ʃ_n_ə_s]

Selfishness is a negative quality that is antithetical to kindness and empathy. It refers to a lack of concern for others, as well as an excessive focus on oneself. Some synonyms for selfishness include self-centeredness, egotism, narcissism, greed, and self-absorption. Each of these words describes a similar quality in which an individual is primarily concerned with their own needs and desires, often at the expense of others. To combat selfishness, one must cultivate a sense of compassion and learn to prioritize the needs of others just as much as their own. Only by doing so can we create a more caring and equitable society for all.

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What are the hypernyms for Selfishness?

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What are the hyponyms for Selfishness?

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What are the opposite words for selfishness?

Selflessness is the antonym of selfishness as it refers to the act of putting others' needs above one's own desires. Being selfless means acting with empathy and compassion towards the needs of others. It involves putting others before oneself and working for the betterment of society. Generosity, altruism, and magnanimity are other antonyms that represent the opposite of selfishness. These terms signify acts of kindness, service, and self-sacrifice. When people are selfless, they are motivated by a desire to serve others, rather than serving their own self-interest. In contrast, selfishness is linked to an individualistic mindset that prioritizes one's own benefit over the welfare of others.

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Usage examples for Selfishness

Then his sense of fair play got the better of his selfishness, and he reflected that after all she was doing only what he had called her up to say he was going to do.
"The Mermaid of Druid Lake and Other Stories"
Charles Weathers Bump
Stas persuaded the little one that to take him farther with them-to the ocean or to Egypt-would be selfishness on their part.
"In Desert and Wilderness"
Henryk Sienkiewicz
There was a struggle between his better nature and his selfishness whether to seek her.
"The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II)"
Charles James Lever

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