Associations to the word «Selfish»

Wiktionary

SELFISH, adjective. Holding one’s self-interest as the standard for decision making.
SELFISH, adjective. Having regard for oneself above others’ well-being.
SELFISH GENE, noun. The concept of viewing genes as if they were the primary drivers and beneficiaries of the evolutionary process.

Dictionary definition

SELFISH, adjective. Concerned chiefly or only with yourself and your advantage to the exclusion of others; "Selfish men were...trying to make capital for themselves out of the sacred cause of civil rights"- Maria Weston Chapman.

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats