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.


© Webster 1913.

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