Selfish

Self"ish

(?), a. 1. Caring supremely or unduly for one's self; regarding one's own comfort, advantage, etc., in disregard, or at the expense, of those of others.
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They judge of things according to their own private appetites and selfish passions.
Cudworth.
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In that throng of selfish hearts untrue.
Keble.
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2. (Ethics) Believing or teaching that the chief motives of human action are derived from love of self.
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Hobbes and the selfish school of philosophers.
Fleming.
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