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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Self·ish·ness, n. The quality or state of being selfish; exclusive regard to one's own interest or happiness; that supreme self-love or self-preference which leads a person to direct his purposes to the advancement of his own interest, power, or happiness, without regarding those of others.
    Selfishness, -- a vice utterly at variance with the happiness of him who harbors it, and, as such, condemned by self-love.   --Sir J. Mackintosh.
 Syn: -- See Self-love.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : stinginess resulting from a concern for your own welfare and
          a disregard of others [ant: unselfishness]