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- selfish (adj.)
- 1630s, from self- + -ish. Said in Hacket's life of Archbishop Williams (1693) to have been coined by Presbyterians. In the 17c., synonyms included self-seeking (1620s), self-ended and self-ful.
Let us understand what our own selfish genes are up to, because we may then at least have the chance to upset their designs. [Richard Dawkins, "The Selfish Gene," 1976]
Related: Selfishly; selfishness.
Similar formations in German selbstisch, Swedish sjelfvisk, Danish selvisk.
- 1. I think I've been very selfish. I've been mainly concerned with myself.
- 2. Susan and Deborah share an intensely selfish, egotistic streak.
- 3. She calls me lazy and selfish.
- 4. Do you think I'm being selfish by not letting her go?
- 5. They painted him to be indecisive, negative, and selfish.
- 他被描绘成一个优柔寡断 、 消极又自私的人.
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