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egotistical adj
1 characteristic of those having an inflated idea of their own importance [syn: egotistic, narcissistic, self-loving]
2 characteristic of false pride; having an exaggerated sense of self-importance; "a conceited fool"; "an attitude of self-conceited arrogance"; "an egotistical disregard of others"; "so swollen by victory that he was unfit for normal duty"; "growing ever more swollen-headed and arbitrary"; "vain about her clothes" [syn: conceited, egotistic, self-conceited, swollen, swollen-headed, vain]

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  1. Tending to talk excessively about oneself.
  2. Believing oneself to be better and more important than others.
  3. Egoistical.

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Extensive Definition

Selfishness denotes the precedence given in thought or deed to the self, i.e., self interest or self concern. It is the act of placing one's own needs or desires above the needs or desires of others. Selfishness is the opposite of altruism.
The implications of selfishness have inspired divergent views within religious, philosophical, psychological, economic and evolutionary contexts.

See also


egotistical in Hebrew: אנוכיות
egotistical in Portuguese: Egoísmo
egotistical in Serbian: Себичност

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

acquisitive, ambitious for self, autistic, boastful, boasting, bragging, careerist, conceited, crowing, egocentric, egocentristic, egoistic, egotistic, grasping, greedy, individualistic, narcissan, narcissine, narcissistic, narcistic, overweening, personalistic, possessive, privatistic, proud, remote, self-absorbed, self-admiring, self-advancing, self-besot, self-centered, self-considerative, self-contained, self-devoted, self-esteeming, self-indulgent, self-interested, self-jealous, self-occupied, self-pleasing, self-seeking, self-serving, self-sufficient, selfish, swelled-headed, vain, vainglorious, vaunting
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